New Bournemouth signing Nathaniel Clyne has opened up about his snub of Cardiff City, after his decision to join the Cherries on loan this month.
Clyne had been heavily linked with a move to the Bluebirds in the January window, but instead opted to join Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth instead.
The England international right back had worked with Cardiff boss Neil Warnock, previously at Crystal Palace and his former manager has been very vocal in his disappointment at missing out on Clyne’s services.
However, the 27-year-old defender has been explaining his decision to join Bournemouth for the rest of the season, having turned down the chance to work with Warnock again.
“My intention was not to hurt anyone in any way.’’ Clyne told a press conference ahead of Bournemouth’s clash with Everton this weekend.
“It was just down to footballing reasons. Me and Neil Warnock have a good relationship and I enjoyed working for him when I was at Crystal Palace. I have a lot of respect for the man.
”If you look at the club [Bournemouth], it is a good club and is on the up. They have great quality players here. The style of play is similar to what I played at Liverpool, so I am just looking forward to the challenge and I can’t wait to get going.”