Keith Andrews has departed Wolves insisting the challenge of joining Hull was "too good to refuse" - despite being offered a new Molineux contract.
The 24-year-old midfielder, who has flitted in and out of the first team at Wolves over the last few seasons, declined Glenn Hoddle's offer of a new deal to opt for a fresh start and more chances with the newly-promoted Tigers.
And he insisted it was the ambition of Hull that prompted him to bring an end to a nine-year association with Wolves.
"I was offered a new contract at Wolves, but once I had met Peter Taylor and been up to see the ground and plans for the new training facilities I knew I had to go to Hull," said Andrews.
"It's a testament to where I think Hull City can go and the ambition of the club that I'd be willing to leave a big club like Wolves to sign for them.
"Glenn Hoddle liked me as a player and was keen for me to re-sign, but the prospect of joining Hull was just too good to refuse.
"I had another top Championship side wanting to sign me, but I had a long chat with my agent and just told him to get the deal done for me to go to Hull."
Andrews' departure leaves Paul Ince as the only out-of-contract player whose future remains undecided, and Hoddle has already started paving the way for some new signings of his own later this summer.
On that score, he is poised to once again pick up the threads of talks with Arsene Wenger at the back end of last season about borrowing some of the young Arsenal stars who are in need of first-team experience.
Moves for defender Justin Hoyte and striker Jeremie Aliadiere almost came off last season and Hoddle may well make a renewed approach to see if either player can be brought in next time around.
He is also likely to speak to Wenger about the quintet of youngsters released by the Gunners at the weekend.
Defender Frankie Simek, midfielders Olafur-Ingi Skulason and Jordan Fowler, striker Adam Birchall and utility man Danny Karbassiyoon have all been shown the door at Highbury.