AFC Bournemouth have sold attacker Lee Tomlin to Championship side Bristol City.
The 27 year old becomes the third player sold by the Cherries over recent weeks, with all three players dropping down to the second tier of English football.
As with Tommy Elphick and Matt Ritchie, the deal is officially undisclosed, but it has been widely reported that AFC Bournemouth have recouped a fee in the region of £3million which was what the Cherries had paid Middlesbrough one year ago.
That brings fees received for the trio to around £18million.
Tomlin made just ten appearances for the Cherries including 3 Premier League starts, within five months he joined Bristol City on loan for the remainder of the season where he scored 6 times in 18 Championship appearances.
Following the completion of the move, Tomlin told bcfc.co.uk…
‘…It was stressful at times this summer but I was just so desperate to come here (Bristol City). I can’t thank Steve Lansdown, Mark Ashton and the gaffer enough for making it happen.
‘It feels like a big weight off my shoulders now that it’s done. Hopefully I can start where I left off from last season.’
I think his new manager summed it up well: sits in the thin line between genius and insanity, like gazza. He is a talent no doubt about it but it didn’t work for us. Who knows if it was doomed to failure or not. On talent alone it was a good buy. I wish him well. I know he said some daft things but that was frustration and he reacts differently to say Stanislas/macca in this situation. – Join the conversation here.
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