Zenden, whose wife is French, hopes Marseille will be able to launch an assault on the Ligue 1 title this season.
``OM have a lot of ambition, especially when I see the players recruited over these last few weeks and when I think of how the team played last season in finishing second,'' he said.
``My dream is to win Ligue 1 with Marseille. It will be very tricky - Lyon have dominated the championship for the last few years.
``But the time for another team will come. And I hope it will be OM.''
Zenden added that talking to Cisse about OM helped make his mind up.
``He was very positive about the club and the supporters,'' the Dutchman said.
``The directors, Djibril and everyone at the club put in a lot of effort to convince me to sign here.
``That makes me very happy. When a club makes such an effort, it gives you more of a desire to go and play there.''