Bournemouth midfielder Harry Arter who is currently on loan at Cardiff City has appeared as potential target for Watford following his heroics for the Bluebirds so far this season.

However, according to reports, the Irish midfielder will continue to represent Cardiff for the rest of his loan spell amid interest from Premier League outfit Watford.

Championship side Aston Villa are also rumored to be in the race to capture Arter’s signature.

A Cardiff spokesman told BBC Sport confirmed that there is indeed a recall clause in Arter’s contract but revealed Bournemouth are not interested in triggering it”.

Arter was missing in Cardiff’s 3-0 Premier League defeat at Newcastle United as he remains unavailable through injury. It was evident the Bluebird were missing one of their most useful midfielders.

Before joining Cardiff City on loan in the summer, Arter made it clear to the Bournemouth manager that he will like to stay at the club. He was however, shipped out on loan to Cardiff for the season after failing to break into the starting lineup.

It is worth noting that the Irishman rejected an offer from Watford to join the Bluebirds on loan as he felt he would get more game time at Cardiff.

Bournemouth head coach Eddie Howe later revealed he had not taken the decision lightly as Arter was determined to fight his way into reckoning at the club.

The Irishman had to wait for his debut as he was ineligible to feature against his parent club Bournemouth on the opening day of the season. He finally made his long-awaited debut for Cardiff in a goalless draw against Newcastle United on 18 August 2018.

His impressive performances have earned him plaudits from around the media, with Cardiff manager Neil Warnock describing his contribution to the team as very vital.

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