David Meyler has admitted that the decision to permanently leave Premier League side Sunderland in order to join Championship side Hull City is a 'big' one.
The 23-year-old midfielder is currently on loan at the KC Stadium but is expected to complete a £1.5 million move in the coming days and Meyler believes that a permanent move will benefit his career in the long-term, both at club level and internationally.
"It's a big decision," he told the Irish Independent. I've loved my time at Sunderland. But I've been unfortunate where I've had two serious injuries and it's been stop-start for about 18 months now.
"To have that opportunity to come out on loan and play regular football has been fantastic. Getting three goals as well, that's been great too."
He added: "I've become an Ireland international as well, so I want to keep that going. I want to help this team into the Premier League and if it means dropping down a division for now, then that's what I'll do.
"This side is a terrific side. They're a great bunch and they have what it takes to win promotion," concluded the former Cork City midfielder.