Former Dundee United striker Henri Anier helped to sell St Johnstone to the Perth club’s new centre-back Madis Vihmann.
And the 6’5” Estonian international believes McDiarmid Park is the perfect place to take the next “step forward” in his career.
The 23-year-old said, who started with Flora Tallin and has been on-loan with Norwegian top flight side Stabaek, said: “I talked with my friend (Estonian team-mate) Henri Anier and he said only positive things – about Scottish football and about St Johnstone.
“He’s in South Korea now but he really enjoyed playing here.
“This is a great opportunity. The club in Norway have a new coach and things have changed for me.
“I’ve been playing regularly from the beginning of the season in March. It’s a strong league with good players.
“I know that the manager (Tommy Wright) saw me play for Estonia against Northern Ireland – hopefully I played well!
“Heading the ball is a strength of my game but it’s not the only strength.
“Hopefully this will be another good experience for me. It will be a step forward.”
Vihmann could make his debut against Forfar in Saints’ final Betfred Cup game this afternoon and then all thoughts will switch to the Premiership opener at Celtic Park.
“I’ve seen the schedule and I know that we’ve got Celtic soon,” he said.
“I watched them win 5-0 and made a few notes about players I could be playing against.
“I’m really looking forward to playing in big stadiums over here.”
There is no doubting Vihmann’s pedigree given the international career he has enjoyed so far.
“I’ve played 19 times for Estonia,” he said.
“There have been some strong nations I’ve faced, like Germany. That’s not a game I want to remember and Leroy Sane was very hard to play against. He’s probably been my toughest opponent. He was really hard to stop.
“We’re in the same group as the Netherlands just now.
“In Estonia I played in some Europa League qualifiers as well.”