Bournemouth and Leeds fans react on Twitter as Max Gradel clinches transfer

Ivory Coast International

Max Gradel has clinched his transfer to Bournemouth, prompting reaction from fans of the Cherries, and former club Leeds United.

Bournemouth have clinched the signing of Ivory Coast international winger Max Gradel.

The club confirmed via their official website on Tuesday that the 27-year-old had passed a medical and signed a four-year deal, completing a move from French side Saint Etienne.

It is Gradel's second spell on the south coast, having joined Bournemouth on loan from Leicester City early in his career during the 2007/08 season, when they were in League One.

Gradel now gets the opportunity to have a crack at the Premier League for the first time in his career, and should be confident of success after a terrific season in France.

He scored 17 goals, and was Ligue 1's top scorer in the calendar year of 2015. This was accompanied with his exploits firing Ivory Coast to success at the African Cup of Nations.

Here's a look at how Bournemouth fans reacted to his signing...

Bournemouth are not the only club in England where Gradel made an impression.

He is best known for his spell with Leeds United, where he became a real fan favourite, impressing in Simon Grayson's side along with the likes of Jermaine Pennant, Jonny Howson and Robert Snodgrass.

When he left in 2011 for France, it was a bitter pill for fans to take, and had they been able to win promotion to the Premier League in the mean time, it could be them instead celebrating the return of the winger.

Here's a look at how Leeds fans reacted to Gradel getting his shot in England's top flight...

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