Sadio Mane's move to Bayern Munich from Liverpool is the right decision at the right time because the German champions have the best plan for him, according to the Senegal forward.
Bayern, who won a record-extending 10th straight league title last season, have agreed on a transfer worth about €40m for the 30-year-old, who had a year left on his Liverpool contract.
"My life has always been a challenge. When my adviser informed me of Bayern's interest for the first time, I was all flame and fire," he told Bild newspaper.
"I could instantly see me there. For me it was the right club at the right time. It is one of the world's biggest club who always battles for all titles.
"For me the feeling was right when Bayern presented their plan. I saw myself in Bayern's plan more than in any other."
Mane leaves Anfield after 269 appearances, having scored 120 goals in all competitions, a stellar return that helped the club to the Champions League title in 2018-19 and the Premier League crown a season later.
"Sadio Mane is a global star," Bayern president Herbert Hainer said after the confirmation of the deal. "He underscores the attractiveness of Bayern and the entire Bundesliga."
The forward became Bayern's third signing of the close season, following the arrivals of Ajax duo Ryan Gravenberch and Noussair Mazrouai.
Bayern were desperate for his versatile attacking spark, with wingers Serge Gnabry and Leroy Sane having lacked consistency in the past season.
The Bavarians still won the German league for a 10th straight time but failed to get past the quarter-final stage in the Champions League.