New Linfield signing Navid Nasseri has revealed his delight at joining David Healy's team and outlined his desire to make "many unforgettable memories" at Windsor Park after leaving Glentoran.
The winger's stunning move across the city was confirmed by the Blues on Saturday - less than 14 hours after Nasseri helped the Glens to Irish Cup final glory against Ballymena United, claiming the Oval outfit's first trophy for five years.
The transfer led to a social media frenzy with Glentoran supporters blasting the player and the backlash continued yesterday after he posted a farewell message to the east Belfast club, saying that Irish Cup success was his way of saying thank you.
Manchester-born and ex-Iranian under-21 ace Nasseri is expected to make his Linfield debut in Saturday's Champions League preliminary round semi-final encounter with Tre Fiori in Switzerland.
In a message to Blues fans on Twitter, the 24-year-old said: "The journey continues. Delighted to sign for Linfield and make many unforgettable memories. Let's get it."
Before that, the one time Manchester United Academy player, who became a favourite at the Oval after joining the Glens last October, posted: "So my time at Glentoran has come to an end. The journey with the club this season has been a pleasure.
"I want to thank my team-mates, coaches, staff and most importantly fans for everything throughout my time. Finishing it off with the Irish Cup is my way of saying thank you."
While Linfield supporters welcomed their new arrival, the reaction from the Glens followers he left behind was frosty to say the least.
Nasseri is a strong character, however, and is determined to be a hit for new boss Healy, who believes he has made a significant capture in Linfield's bid for a third league title in a row and their quest to produce in Europe like they did last season.
Once Joel Cooper moved to Oxford United earlier in the summer, Healy was in the market for a top quality attacker and is delighted to grab Nasseri, who had been offered a new deal to stay at Glentoran but opted to move to Windsor.
At the weekend, champions Linfield also completed two-year deals for versatile Conor Pepper from Glentoran, Coleraine goalkeeper Chris Johns and ex-Motherwell striker Christy Manzinga, who was recommended to Healy by Fir Park boss Stephen Robinson.
Manzinga, who impressed at training last week, has been handed the number nine shirt at Windsor and is viewed by Healy as an exciting talent.
The Blues boss was also pleased to see the Pepper deal over the line and liked what he saw from Johns in a behind closed doors friendly win at Dundalk on Saturday, when Shayne Lavery scored the only goal.
Elsewhere, Larne feel they have landed a gem in young striker Ronan Hale, who has moved to Inver Park from St Patrick’s Athletic.
Previously with Crusaders alongside his brother Rory, who has agreed a long term contract to stay at Seaview, 21-year-old Ronan is relishing the prospect of playing full-time football with Tiernan Lynch’s squad.
Carrick Rangers were also busy over the weekend signing front man Joe Tully from Larne and fellow forward Daniel Reynolds from Linfield, while Glenavon winger Josh Daniels is expected to complete his transfer to League One Shrewsbury Town.