Sheffield United have completed the signing Leeds defender Matthew Kilgallon for £2million.
Kilgallon, 23, said: "Playing in the Premiership is what I've always wanted to do.
"Coming here gives me that chance. This is a big opportunity for me in the Premiership. I'm here now and I'm really excited about it.
"I've played well in the Championship, but now this is a step up, so I have got to prove myself.
"I played a few games in the Premiership when I was younger and I did okay, but now I have to show what I can do all over again.
"I'm 23 today, and now I want to establish myself as a good, young defender in the Premiership. I want to do as well as I can."
He added: "I enjoyed myself at Leeds,"
"I'm a Leeds lad, I support them, and it's hard to see them in the position they're in now.
"But they'll stay up because they've got some great players and a good gaffer as well."
Sheffield United manager Neil Warnock said: "We offered more in the summer, so it's a good piece of business,"
"Sometimes you are rewarded for patience, and we're now delighted.
"He is the type of boy that fits into the squad. He is a nice lad, but not too nice on the pitch, which is what we want.
"I think we'll bring the best out of him. He'll enjoy playing with us, and the squad will enjoy having him around.
"He gives us a bit more quality, and that's what we are trying to do. We're trying to improve the squad.
"He still knows he has a job on his hands to establish himself at this level, but that's a great challenge for somebody like him."