Callum Wilson insists he does not regret turning down Aston Villa for Newcastle United despite the club's respective form this season.
Bournemouth accepted bids from both clubs for the England international last summer, and the 28-year-old spoke with Steve Bruce and Dean Smith.
Wilson admits it was a 'tricky' decision, but the striker opted to move to St James' Park and has made a fine start to life on Tyneside.
However, while Newcastle are locked in a familiar relegation battle, Aston Villa have improved in their second season back in the Premier League and are currently in the hunt for a Europa League spot.
It led 'The Super 6' podcast hosts Laura Woods and Adebayo Akinfenwa to ask the Magpies' leading goalscorer whether he had any regrets about his choice.
Wilson answered: "No. I stand by my decision. I made my decision at that point in time based on the facts I'd written down, and the opportunities in front of me.
"I stand by my decision, and it's been a good one."
Bournemouth agreed deals with Aston Villa and Newcastle on the same day, and Wilson weighed up the pros and cons of both moves.
While a switch to Smith's side would have been closer to home, the lure of the 'iconic number nine' and the influence of the movie Goal! helped sway the striker's decision.
Wilson said: "For me I was so grateful for the opportunity to go back to the Premier League.
"No-one could have predicted how Aston Villa's season would go, and how Newcastle's has so far.
"But for me, when Newcastle came around there was such history around the club and the iconic number nine. I keep in touch with Alan Shearer from time to time, there was a connection there as well.
"I thought I could go up there and prove to everyone at such a big club who Callum Wilson is. For me, that was what I was relishing.
"Villa was back home, but I watched Goal! as a kid and it gave me goosebumps.
"I thought this is me, it's my time to go up to Newcastle and show everyone up in Geordie land who Callum Wilson is."