Blues head coach Sir John Kirwan has confirmed that Piri Weepu is to leave the franchise, with London Welsh his reported destination for 2014/15.
According to Fairfax Media, the veteran scrum-half is expected to receive between $300,000 and $400,000 (NZ) annually on a two-year contract.
Weepu has dropped down the pecking order for both the Blues and New Zealand and with recent health issues, the big money switch is well timed.
"He's been a great Blues man the last four years. He's a fantastic team man," said head coach Kirwan, as Weepu leaves with his best wishes.
"He really cares about the players around him. He will be a big loss for us. We were keen for him to stay but we understand fully. He's had a couple of options on the go.
"He's been a great servant of the game. It's great for him to go overseas and get a new experience. He's helped us win a World Cup. He's been a great All Black. It's a good natural progression that he rolls on.
"He'll be remembered fondly. We'll all miss him. He's a special man."