Cape Town City goalkeeper Peter Leeuwenburgh has explained that the opportunity to move to FC Groningen is too big to ignore.
The 27-year-old last week confirmed that he would be leaving City to sign for the Dutch Eredivisie side at the end of the season.
Leeuwenburgh has enjoyed his time with the Mother City outfit, having played 85 games for the club and helping them win the MTN8 title in 2018, but he is looking forward to a new challenge and the reunion with his family.
"I felt like it was maybe time for something else. I'm quite far away from home, and with a baby now, it would be a bit better to be closer to home," Leeuwenburgh told SowetanLIVE.
"Groningen was very interested, and when I heard their plans, I had only one thing on my mind, I want to go there.
"They are a big club with a rich history, a beautiful stadium in a very nice city and the level of the club and league is a step upwards for me.
"My stay has been good. I played a lot of games, gained a lot of experience as a goalkeeper and as a human being so far away from home in a different culture and environment."
Meanwhile, Leeuwenburgh will be expected to be between the post for City on Wednesday as the Cape side take on Kaizer Chiefs.
Kick-off is at 17:00.