Tomlin joins Bournemouth

Bournemouth have completed the signing of 26-year-old forward Lee Tomlin on a three-year deal from Middlesbrough.

The English attacker hit five goals in 24 Championship appearances for Boro last season but was unable help them reach the Premier League after losing their play-off clash against Norwich City.

However, the striker will still be in the English top-flight next term after joining the Cherries just a few days before the start of the 2015/16 season.

"Lee is a player who we are excited about and will get fans off their seats," said Bournemouth chief executive Neill Blake.

"We are very pleased with the business we have done this week, and on the whole this summer, and feel it is a marker of our ambitions this season."

Tomlin is the seventh new arrival at Dean Court this transfer window, following the likes of Artur Boruc, Sylvain Distin, Tyrone Mings and, most recently, Max Gradel.