Sadio Mane has admitted his heart was set on a move to Bayern Munich as soon as he heard about their interest.
The Liverpool forward has now completed a medical, bringing to an end a six-year stint at Anfield.
But with just 12 months left on his current contract, the 30-year-old made it clear he was looking to leave.
Bayern have finally reached an agreement on a deal which will see them pay an initial £27.1million for the Senegalese talisman.
The fee could rise to £35.1m and although neither club have officially announced the transaction, he has been spotted in Bayern gear and completed his first interview with reporters in the country he will now ply his trade in.
“When my agent first told me about Bayern’s interest, I was immediately excited.
“I saw myself there right away. It’s one of the biggest clubs in the world and the team is always fighting for every title. So for me it was a very good idea and the right decision to come here.
“My agent told me that there were enquiries from other clubs. But I got the feeling right away when Bayern presented their plan to me. I found myself in Bayern’s plan more than anyone else,” Mane told BILD.