Cardiff City boss Neil Warnock has revealed why defender Sean Morrison did not make a summer move to Sheffield Wednesday, according to Wales Online.
The Bluebirds skipper has impressed in recent weeks with two goals in as many League matches, attracting praise from numerous fans and pundits.
However the 26-year-old came incredibly close to moving to Sky Bet Championship rivals Sheffield Wednesday in the summer.
The Owls had been looking to bolster their defensive options at the time and raised their offer of £3m to £5m in an attempt to bring the defender to Yorkshire.
However Morrison told Warnock that he wanted to remain with the Blues.
“I thought he would go to Sheffield Wednesday, especially when they upped the price to £5 million or something like that.” Warnock said of the situation.
“I said to him, you’ll get a lot more money than here and a longer contract, I said I don’t want you to go but I can’t stop you going.
“He came to me and just said, ‘I think we have something special here gaffer, I’d like to stay if it’s alright with you’. I said, ‘it’s alright with me son, yeah.’.
“That was at the start of the season and I think a lot of players would have gone, if I’m honest, chased the money.
“I didn’t recommend Sheffield Wednesday to him, being a United-ite, but I didn’t stand in his way and I thought that was a crucial time.
“When he said “I’m captain and I think we have something special coming on here”, I thought that was special and that’s why I’ve supported him because not just on the field of play, there’s a lot that goes off the field as well and Sean is right on top of that.”