There was no wiping the smile off Andre Boucaud's face, after he was officially confirmed as a Notts County player.
Boucaud had been eager to make a permanent switch to Meadow Lane, having enjoyed a successful five-month loan spell.
The 28-year-old signed a one-and-a-half-year with the Magpies on Thursday afternoon, after the club had agreed terms with Luton Town over the transfer of the player.
Boucaud admitted that he expected the transfer to drag out but was over the moon to have sealed a move a place he already considers home.
"I thought it was going to take the duration of the month - if anything was going to happen," he told Magpie Player.
"They said that they wanted a fee and wanted to see who was going to come in with money, but I'm just glad that Notts showed faith in me and I'm glad to be here.
"Even when I was here on loan, I felt that I was at home, because I was at a team that I liked and they liked me.
"I love the club for giving me a chance when no-one would, they've shown faith in me and I've got to repay them.
"My first choice was to come back to Notts County because they're the ones that relighted my career.
"I'm a loyal person and the gaffer, the chairman and Jim [Rodwell], they're the ones that gave me an opportunity.
"I'm glad that things are permanent now, as I haven't got to think about Luton in the back of my mind, transfer fees and whatnot, I can just concentrate on my football."
Boucaud is hoping to feature in this weekend's clash with Portsmouth at Fratton Park (3pm kick-off).
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