The Belgian has been sold to Liverpool this summer.
â€śI think the summer was going to be a bit of a crossroads for me,â€ť Westwood told the Evening Chronicle.
â€śI actually love it here, itâ€™s a fantastic club and I get on great with everybody. Iâ€™ve got a lot of good friends here.
â€śIt would have been a wrench to leave, but on the other side of it, I have to think of my career. I want to play. Everybody knows I want to play. Itâ€™s not in my nature to sit on the bench.
â€śI would rather go and play for a Championship team on less money and play every week, just so I get that buzz on a Saturday.
â€śSitting on the bench in the Premier League and picking up money is not my desire or attitude. Itâ€™s a trap I donâ€™t want to fall into.â€ť