Southend defender Peter Clarke is poised to complete a switch to Huddersfield Town.
Skysports.com told last week of how the 27-year-old was on the verge of joining the Terriers, and that deal is now set to be pushed through.
Clarke admits he will be saddened to leave Roots Hall, having made over 150 appearances for the Shrimpers, but insists a move to the Galpharm Stadium is in his best interests.
He told the Southend Echo: "It's been a very hard decision for me but I've been made an offer which I don't think I can turn down.
"My wife's dad isn't too well at the moment. He's having treatment and moving back to nearer where we're from will enable her to see him a lot more.
"The length of the contract at Huddersfield also gives us some security which is important as I have my little girl to think about now but I'm leaving with a heavy heart.
"It's been good and I have some great memories from my time at Southend."
Clarke will pen a three-year contract with Huddersfield upon his arrival in West Yorkshire.