Bournemouth's wantaway defender Rhoys Wiggins has explained his decision to hand in a transfer request following interest from Championship side Watford.
The 23-year-old left-back submitted the request on Wednesday afternoon after hearing two bids from the Hornets had been rejected by Cherries chairman Eddie Mitchell.
Wiggins told the Bournemouth Echo: "I was told early on that if ever a club from a higher league came in, Bournemouth wouldn't stand in my way.
"It is a chance for me to further my career and I think Watford is the sort of club that ticks all the right boxes for me.
"It is close to home and they are going for promotion themselves and are in and around the play-offs. That is why I did it.
"I think they are fair offers, otherwise I wouldn't be kicking up so much of a fuss. It is a good opportunity and I`ve got to do what is best for myself."