DRAGONS new-boy Ryan Valentine says he cannot wait to return 'home'.
The 23-year-old, born and bred in Chirk, has agreed to leave Darlington and join the Reds.
The former Wales Under 21s international was offered a new contract with the Quakers, but once he heard of Wrexham's interest he had no hesitation in bringing an end to his successful four-year stay in the North East.
Valentine, who signed for Darling-ton after being released by Everton in 2002, will put pen to paper on a two-year deal once the Nev Dickens-led consortium seizes control of the Dragons.
The versatile defender, who can play on either flank, will then join Denis Smith's men for pre-season training - and he's chomping at the bit.
'I said to the manager David Hodgson the only club I would leave them for in this division would be Wrexham,' said Valentine, who made 176 appearances for the Quakers.
'I first heard about Wrexham's interest a week after the season ended, and it's just been a case of waiting for everything to be finished. It's nearly all done now and I can't wait to get going.'
The Reds have agreed a success-related fee with Darlington, who will receive a sum if their League Two rivals make the play-offs or get promoted.
And that's something the ambitious youngster is keen to achieve.
'I'm only 23, so hopefully I can get better, and hopefully I can help Wrexham improve too,' said Valentine.
'It seems like all their off-the-field matters are sorted, and the finances are in place.
'Everyone is very positive. If the manager can get a few more players in there's no reason why we shouldn't be going for the play-offs or even automatic promotion.
'I've played Wrexham a fair few times, and they've always had good sides. And that was one of the big things that attracted me.
'The manager has got the team playing good football. They like to get it down and play, whereas a lot of teams in this division just throw the ball forward.'
Dragons boss Smith has also recruited TNS centre-back Steve Evans, while midfielder Jamie Ward, released by Aston Villa, has been linked with a move to the Racecourse.
Meanwhile, Wrexham captain Dennis Lawrence is a wanted man after his World Cup heroics with Trinidad & Tobago, according to his agent.
'I don't think it would be fair to name the clubs involved and all that I can say is that they are top clubs in Germany's Bundesliga and the equivalent in Austria,' said Mike Berry.
'I have also been contacted by quality English clubs.'
The Dragons have been handed an attractive trip to the Championship's Sheffield Wednesday in the first round of the Carling Cup. The match will be played in the week starting August 21.