BEN TOZER says there was no way he could turn down the offer of a three year contract and believes Wrexham paid a fair price for his services.

Tozer has joined Wrexham for an undisclosed fee from Cheltenham Town, with reports suggesting the Reds paid around £200,000 for the centre-back who was captain of the Robins.

Two earlier bids were rejected by the newly promoted League One side but the clubs came to an agreement on Friday.

The 31-year-old says the lure of a lengthy contract was the major factor in making the switch to The Racecourse.

"What's happened has happened," said Tozer.

"Unfortunately it seems to have gone a little bit sour between the club and whoever has made the decisions but at the end of the day, they knew what I wanted.

"Ultimately, the club never put a contract in front of me at all so nine months left on my contract compared to three years, it was an absolute no-brainer for my family first and foremost.

"Then when you start looking into the club and see what is going on, it is incredibly exciting."

Tozer played three games for Cheltenham after it emerged Wrexham were interested in signing the defender.

"I knew for a week before it was in the press but I managed to keep it under wraps and away from the lads," said Tozer.

"I played three games knowing the situation. It was nice to finally get it done."

On the fee that Wrexham have paid, Tozer said: "I think the offer is more than fair.

"I don't think the first two offers that came in were right, I just got on with it and didn't know if another offer was going to come in.

"It came in, that one was fair and it got done in the end."

Tozer, who has also played for Swindon Town, Newcastle United, Northampton Town, Colchester United and Yeovil, was Cheltenham's player of the year for the past two seasons.

He has no qualms about dropping down to the National League, where Wrexham are spending a 14th season, and is looking forward to trying to help the Reds clinch promotion.

"Dropping down two leagues is what it is," said Tozer.

"It is a very tough league but the challenge is exciting."

Tozer, who boasts a long throw-in, made his debut in Saturday's 2-0 win at Eastleigh and was also in the middle of the back three for the 1-1 home draw with Notts County 48 hours later as Wrexham maintained the unbeaten start to the season.

He feels there is a lot more to come.

"Relationships have to be build and it takes a while to build relationships, not just a 20 minute training session on Friday," added Tozer.