Having signed a 2-year deal just a year ago, there was a clause which saw a 20% cut in wages should the Cherries go down.
His agent, and father, Tom Cummings, is quoted in the Bournemouth Evening Echo as saying: "Warren loves playing for Bournemouth and has always worn the shirt with pride. He was hoping to finish his career here. But it is with great regret and sadness that he has asked for a transfer. However, in the position he finds himself in, he feels he has no other option. I first made contact with Mr Mostyn in May to discuss contractual issues which arose after the club had been relegated as a result of the 10-point deduction. Mr Mostyn responded, by email, informing us that the contract we had agreed last season would remain intact with no amendment. At no stage has the club attempted to make a counter offer since then. Warren was left with no alternative and wrote to Mr Mostyn on June 23 to reluctantly request a transfer. Mr Mostyn met Warren on July 15 when he informed him that the club would not be prepared to change their stance and agreed his request for a transfer. I can assure supporters that Warren has no grievances with the club. He feels his principles have been compromised and feels it is morally wrong to have invoked the clause when there was nothing he could have done about the 10 points. Warren has reiterated to club officials, both verbally and in writing, that he does not want to leave. He is not looking for any increase in salary, only what was agreed in his contract prior to administration as the team would have comfortably confirmed their League One status without the deduction".