Cardiff City captain Sean Morrison has spoken out about remaining a Bluebird despite a bid from fellow Championship side Sheffield Wednesday earlier this summer, reports the BBC.
The 26-year-old moved to South Wales back in 2014 after three years at Reading, with whom he appeared 45 times in all competitions, of which 16 came in their ill-fated spell in the Premier League back in 2012/13.
And the centre-back has since become a vital part of the Cardiff backline, earning 121 appearances for the Bluebirds in the past three years, of which 44 came in the Championship last term to help the club to a top-half finish.
And his fine form at the heart of Neil Warnock’s defence attracted interest from Carlos Carvalhal and Sheffield Wednesday earlier this summer, so much so that the Owls reportedly placed a £3 million for the 26-year-old.
However, Morrison has spoken out about his clear desire to help the South Wales outfit return to the Premier League, and thus why the club turned down Wednesday’s advances.
He said: ‘As soon as the bid came in I spoke to the gaffer and we put it to bed straight away.
‘I explained to him that I wanted to stay, and that was the end of it basically.
‘The main goal is to get back to the Premier League this season, and if I can do that leading the team it will be the highlight of my career so far.’
These comments are sure to intrigue Cardiff fans who have seen Morrison become a key cog in their defence in recent years, and develop quite the partnership with Sol Bamba at the heart of their backline.
The two lined up to help Warnock’s men to a 1-0 win at Burton Albion on Saturday, as the Bluebirds kicked off the 2017/18 Championship campaign in perfect fashion.
The Verdict: Sean Morrison has been hugely influential at Cardiff since moving there in 2014, and having missed just two Championship games last term, Bluebirds fans would likely have been concerned when Sheffield Wednesday came in for him earlier in the summer.
Yet his dedication and commitment to the cause at the Cardiff City Stadium cannot be understated – he clearly feels that this Cardiff team is heading in the right direction under Neil Warnock, and thus wants to be a part of that.
And these comments may come as a further blow to Wednesday fans, who have seen their side somewhat struggle to land transfer targets this summer, with George Boyd currently the only man through the door at Hillsborough.
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