Bartosz Bialkowski expressed his relief at sealing a season-long loan move to Millwall after putting pen-to-paper on Tuesday afternoon.
The giant Polish goalkeeper has become The Lions' eighth summer signing and will spend the duration of the 2019/20 campaign at The Den, providing competition for Frank Fielding.
Speaking to millwallfc.co.uk, Bialkowski explained how the stopper was eager to seal the deal in SE16.
"I am relieved," he said. "It's been a crazy few weeks, but I'm happy to finally get this deal done. I'm excited for the future.
"The clubs were still talking about this deal happening from six weeks ago, and I was fully focussed to get it done. I was on the phone to my agent every day, asking about any progress with it. I'm just happy to be here."
The stopper joins from Sky Bet League One side Ipswich Town and will now look to continue proving himself in England's second tier - and is looking forward to the battle with Fielding.
"The Championship is a League I have played a lot of games in and I am ready to go. I have proved myself in the League and I hope I can push everyone else forward.
"Last year was crazy, but previously I had a really good time in The Championship and I want to prove it again. I know Frankie from playing against him, he seems a nice guy and is a good goalkeeper. It's always nice to have good competition, so whoever the gaffer picks will play, but I came here to play and I'm sure he did as well."
With eight signings now in the door, The Lions' squad rebuild is looking healthy - and Bialkowski states that a "good atmosphere" can only lead to success in the dressing room.
"I spoke to the gaffer and he said that although we have a small squad, we have a good squad of players. Everyone seems to get on well with each other and there is a good atmosphere, which is the main thing in the changing room. There's a platform to build on there for success."