Frederic Piquionne is pleased with his decision to opt to join Monaco on loan.
The French striker made the move from St Etienne on deadline day, snubbing the likes of Newcastle and Rennes.
Piquionne stated his desire to quit Les Verts in January after falling out with the club over a proposed move to Lyon.
St Etienne were determined to not let Piquionne leave for their rivals but admitted defeat in trying to keep the 28-year-old at the Stade Geoffrey-Guichard.
Monaco won the race to land him on loan until the end of the season, but Piquionne sees his long-term future with Laurent Banide's men.
"I'm very happy to be here," Piquionne told the club's official website.
"The last two weeks have been very difficult to manage, but in the end I finally joined a club I chose the join, that is most important.
"Monaco are a big club, everybody knows it. I will do everything to invest myself and to be at the top on the pitch. Our ranking doesn't worry me, it's a challenge.
"It is true I had other options, but I had to make a decision a few hours before the end of the transfer window. For me, Monaco is the right choice.
"I have already talked to Laurent Banide. I am proud to wear the shirt.
"I am not here for six months but a long time."