Mario Gómez revealed new Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola advised him to choose Fiorentina above other suitors for their attractive brand of football.
Guardiola played in Italy for three years with Brescia and Roma between 2001 and 2004 after he left Barcelona on a free.
Twenty-eight-year-old striker Gómez, who scored 75 league goals in four seasons with Bayern, arrived in Florence on Monday before passing a medical and putting pen to paper on a reported four-year contract with the Serie A club.
Addressing reporters through a translator before taking to the Artemio Franchi pitch to greet Viola fans said: "I was eager to take on a new challenge after winning everything with Bayern.
"Guardiola also recommended Fiorentina to me because they play attractive, attacking football. He also said really good things about (Viola coach Vincenzo) Montella.
"The city is fantastic and was a factor in my choice but the thing that matters most to me is the football. I wanted for nothing at Bayern, but the most important thing was always playing as much as I could.
"My dream is to win something here in Italy and I won't talk about scoring a specific number of goals. I just want to do the best I can."
Gómez was the Bundesliga's top goalscorer in 2011-12, notching 28 times, but after missing the first part of the 2012-13 season due to injury he struggled to return to the Bayern first team and found himself behind Mario Mandžukić in the pecking order.
Robert Lewandowski could also join the Champions League winners in the near future.