Middlesbrough's out-of-contract full-back Andrew Taylor has confirmed he will be joining Cardiff City this summer.
The 24-year-old had the option of staying with Boro or choosing between The Bluebirds or Championship rivals Bristol City.
Taylor has now revealed he will be signing for Cardiff, a move first revealed by skysports.com earlier this week.
The Hartlepool-born stopper spent time on loan at Watford last season and has jumped at the chance to work with Malky Mackay again.
"I have chosen Cardiff City because of the manager and because I believe this is the best move for my football," he told Wales on Sunday. "I'm looking forward to playing for him again.
"People will think this is about money, but that has never been the case. Another club offered me better money.
"Leaving Middlesbrough is the hardest decision I have had to make in my life. It's an upsetting thing to leave my home club. I've been there since I was nine. It's probably the right time to move on.
"I'm in Cardiff (on Monday) for my medical and hopefully it will go well. It should do. Then I will be a Cardiff player by tomorrow night. This is the time to move on and look to progress my career."