Sean Raggett says the chance to join Norwich City was one he couldn’t turn down after completing his switch to Carrow Road on Friday.
The 23-year-old defender links up with the Canaries on a three-year contract from Lincoln City, and will return to the Imps on loan until January as part of the deal.
Speaking to Norwich City TV about his move, Raggett said: "I’m delighted to be here as it’s a massive move for me.
"It’s a big opportunity in my career and I’m really excited. There’s been a lot of speculation but I’ve just focused on my football and I’m really pleased it’s come off.
"Norwich is a huge club and it was a chance I couldn’t turn down. I’ve never played at this level and I’m looking forward to testing myself.
"I’ve had a great time at Lincoln and it will be good to go back for the first few months of the season and thank them for what they’ve done for me."
Raggett enjoyed a stellar campaign last term, starring for Lincoln as Danny Cowley’s side won the National League and produced a stunning run to the FA Cup quarter-finals.
"It was a great season," he added when reflecting on what has been achieved in the past 12 months.
"Getting promoted was brilliant and the [FA Cup] goal at Burnley was a special moment. I’ve got a great relationship with the fans and I’m sure they will be really pleased for me.
"I’m looking forward to playing in front of them again. These next few months are really important from me because I’ve got to work hard and get some advice from the guys here about what they want me to work on.
"Players have shown they can come from non-league and make a real impact at this level. That’s what I’ll be looking to do."