The England international number eight who is currently with the Scarlets, was revealed on Monday to have signed a three year contract to play for Gloucester Rugby from next season.
However, having rapidly made a name for himself in recent months, it was understandable that Morgan would be a sought after property and Redpath told the Gloucester Citizen this week that he's glad to secure his signature.
"We're delighted that Ben has agreed to come on board for next season. It has taken some time to put everything together, not least because of the transfer fee element of the deal.
"But then it was not straightforward that Ben would sign for Gloucester. He has had several serious offers and several clubs very interested in his services.
"In parts it was a waiting game, and in parts there was a lot of to-ing and fro-ing too."
Although born in Bristol, the 23 year old was brought up in the country, first played his rugby at Dursley and admits to having watched Gloucester from the Shed while sitting on his Dad's shoulder.
All these factors helped according to Redpath but weren't decisive in themselves.
"The opportunity of playing for his hometown club was a strong motivator for Ben, but it was never going to make him just sign for us irrespective.
"So while a certain amount of what happens here perhaps sold itself to him from his existing knowledge, I also had to explain in detail about our vision for the next three years for the club.
"We've got to fight our way back into the Heineken Cup and then move forward with our plan to ensure Gloucester can be a real force.
"As I said there were no guarantees that he would come to Gloucester, and I had never met him before.
"So I was able to explain what we are trying to do here, and I'm absolutely delighted that he has been excited by what hopefully will happen here moving forward."