New Rangers signing Madjid Bougherra admits delays from West Brom chairman Jeremy Peace convinced him to move to Ibrox last week.
The former Charlton defender was all set to finalise a deal with the Baggies but the transfer was put on hold because Peace was not available to rubber-stamp the move.
The delay allowed Rangers to make a late bid and Bougherra admits the prospect of playing in Europe convinced him to turn his back on the English top flight and move to Ibrox in a four-year deal worth £2.5million.
He explained: "At first I wanted to stay in the Premier League and I had the pen in my hand to sign.
"Then, at the last minute, they said that the chairman wasn't here and I had to wait. So I said, okay, I would come back tomorrow.