Liverpool have confirmed that Auxerre striker Djibril Cisse will be joining them on 1 July, despite Gerard Houllier's exit from the club.
Cisse has a hugely impressive scoring record
There had been doubts about his move as Houllier had been instrumental in setting it up but chief executive Rick Parry confirmed he would be joining.
"I don't think you could have taken the decision not to sign him because we've parted company with Gerard," he said.
The 22-year-old was the French league's top scorer this season with 26 goals.
Cisse says he turned down Real Madrid to join Liverpool and Parry says his arrival will give fans something to look forward to next season.
"Cisse is a very exciting player with a good goalscoring record. He has pace and power and all the qualities a modern striker needs," he said.
"He is someone who we believe is capable of scoring 20 goals a season."