Zenit St Petersburg midfielder Anatoliy Tymoshchuk is delighted that the formalities of his summer switch to Bayern Munich have been completed.
The 29-year-old Ukraine international is happy to see out the final months of his time in Russia, but is excited by the challenge lying in wait for him.
He told Bild: "At the moment the Bundesliga is one of the best leagues in the world. All of the teams play good football at a high level.
"There are so many teams currently fighting for the title, right down to eighth place, and that shows how high the level of the league is.
"I understand the language well because I learned it in school. I speak fluent German.
"I know there are a lot of very long words which are hard to pronounce, but seriously, I know enough words to get by in day-to-day life."