Derry City goalkeeper David Forde has signed for Cardiff City.
Forde has Republic of Ireland ambitions
The 26-year-old from Galway passed a medical and agreed personal terms last month, but had to wait for the transfer window to open for the move.
Forde, who re-joined Derry two years ago after being released by West Ham United, hopes the move can earn him a Republic of Ireland call-up.
"I feel I have unfinished business in the UK and I want to push for an international spot," he told BBC Sport.
He added: "Dave Jones wants me to challenge Neil Alexander for the number one spot and it is certainly something I think I can do.
"Exciting things are happening at Cardiff - they are near the top in the Championship and they've got news of a new 30,000 stadium.
"It's a club going in all the right directions, it's a great city and I'm looking forward to the challenge ahead."
Forde enjoyed two successful years at the Brandywell.
"It's been an amazing two years with Derry and it was a tough decision to leave," said Forde.
"I spoke to Jim Roddy (chief executive) and Hugh McDaid (chairman) and they were very supportive.
"I've enjoyed myself immensely at Derry with a special group of players and it has been a special chapter in my life.
"But this is a decision I had to make. I look at what Kevin Doyle is doing a Reading and got a bit of inspiration from him."
Scotland international Alexander is established as the number one at Cardiff, but is out of contract in the summer and contract talks have currently stalled.