New boy Aidy White chose to sign for Rotherham United after a chat with one of his old Leeds United pals.
The 23-year-old has signed a one-year deal with the Millers after being released by the Elland Road club at the end of last season.
Once White learned of Rotherham’s interest in him, he called up Millers midfelder Paul Green who spoke in glowing terms about life at AESSEAL New York Stadium.
White and Green were once teammates at the West Yorkshire club he joined as a boy.
“I talked to Paul Green,” he said. “He told me what an organised and stable club Rotherham were and that the squad was full of great lads.
“That helped me to make up my mind to sign.”
The 23-year-old left midfielder played 111 times for the Elland Road outfit before leaving at the end of last season.
A foot injury restricted him to just one outing last term, but he is now fully fit and joins the Millers for pre-season training on June 30.
Several rival Championship clubs had enquired about the services of White, while League One Sheffield United were also thought to be interested.
White had a successful loan spell at Bramall Lane earlier in his career.
He becomes the Millers’ first signing of the summer and joins ex-Elland Road contingent Paul Green, Frazer Richardson and Danny Ward at the club.
White was injured all last season, but returned on the final day of the campaign to make an appearance from the bench – ironically, against Rotherham.