Joe Morrell is hoping to put down roots on the south coast.
The midfielder has signed a three-year contract with Pompey after completing a late-night switch from Luton.
A combination of playing under Danny Cowley and the lure of the Fratton faithful convinced him to make the move.
Now Morrell is keen to settle quickly into life as a Blues player and help the side mount a push for promotion.
The 24-year-old said: “I’m delighted to be here and excited by the opportunity to play for a massive football club.
“The chance to come here was too good to turn down. I’m at an age where I need a home in football and that’s the plan for me here.
“I’m approaching it as though I’m going to be here for a long time and will give my all. I’m looking forward to it.
"The chance to come here was too good to turn down. I’m at an age where I need a home in football and that’s the plan for me here."
“The manager’s a big part of me coming here, but it’s a combination of things and the fan-base is also a massive factor.
“Playing in front of big crowds is something that means a lot to me and that’s certainly going to be the case here.
“The manager is someone I’ve always had a great relationship with. We worked together for a short time at Lincoln, but kept in touch.
“I’ve spoken to him in the past couple of months as much as I have my parents! That interest means a lot.
“Getting back to featuring on a regular basis is the ambition for me this season on a personal level and for the club, we want to get promoted.
“I don’t see a massive difference between League One and the Championship this season, so this isn’t a step down.”
Morrell spent the summer representing Wales at the delayed Euro 2020, starting all four of their matches.
He said: “It was a pretty surreal experience for me. I’m still pinching myself about playing in the European Championship.
“We gave a good account of ourselves as a team and probably achieved as much as we realistically could have.
“It’s something I can look back on with pride, but hopefully it’s not the last major tournament I’ll be involved in.”