Fernando Cavenaghi has penned a season-long loan deal with Primera Liga outfit Real Mallorca.
The Argentine striker moves to Spain from Ligue 1 giants Bordeaux, where he has spent the last three years.
He admits it was a wrench for him to leave France, after an enjoyable spell at Stade Chaban Delmas, but feels he needs regular first-team football to reignite his career.
Cavenaghi did offer a parting gift to Bordeaux by penning a one-year contract extension with the club, allowing them to recoup a larger fee for his services.
Mallorca could be the ones to match those demands next summer, with the loan agreement put in place containing the option for a permanent deal to be struck in 2011.
Cavenaghi is now relishing the prospect of testing himself in the Spanish top flight, after snubbing a switch to the Premier League in order to make such a move.
"I didn't want to leave Bordeaux without the club getting some money back," he told L'Equipe.
"I had a great relationship with the chairman (Jean-Louis Triaud) and that is why I accepted a one-year extension.
"I won everything at Bordeaux, but now is the right time to leave.
"There is no link between my departure and new coach Jean Tigana. I told the chairman that Tigana is a very good coach and I like the way he works.
"But, despite an offer from England, I wanted to move to Spain. I have always dreamt of playing in La Liga.
"When the Mallorca offer arrived, I had no hesitation and didn't need to be asked twice. I decided to seize this new challenge.
"I would have liked to have stayed at Bordeaux, to say goodbye properly, but I will always hold fond memories of my time at the club and of the fans."