Henrik Dalsgaard joined the chorus of Brentford's summer signings paying tribute to the research the club did on them before doing a deal.
The Bees have outmanoeuvred the likes of Brighton, Leeds and Aston Villa, among others, in their work in the transfer market this season.
And Dalsgaard felt keen to join the club knowing that the Bees knew his game inside and out, rather than basing their opinion on a handful of appearances.
“I know Thomas Frank, when he was head coach at Brondby, and he knows me well,” Dalsgaard said.
“It's a good feeling to be here knowing they have seen me a lot of times. They've not just seen three very good games. They have seen games where I didn't play as well before.”
The Danish full back had been mulling over a return home with his wife and the couple have a one-year-old son together.
He added: "I have a wife and a one-year-old son. We were thinking about going back to Denmark but when this opportunity came we couldn't say no. It's better to be in an English nursery than a Belgian one."
Dalsgaard also spoke with Brentford striker Lasse Vibe about the move and his fellow Dane helped him settle in.
He added: “I had a good talk with Lasse before signing here and he told me all about the club. He knows me as a player.
“It'd be easy for me to ask how I'd fit in. He had positive things to say about the club. London isn't a bad town to live in.”