Report: Bournemouth forward Lee Tomlin wants to join Leeds before transfer deadline

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Bournemouth forward Lee Tomlin reportedly wants to join Leeds United.

According to the Daily Mirror, out of favour Bournemouth forward Lee Tomlin wants to join Leeds United before next week's transfer deadline.

Tomlin, 27, made his name with Peterborough United, hitting 43 goals in 156 games for the Posh before a 2014 move to Championship giants Middlesbrough.

The former Leicester City youngster added another 14 goals in 60 games for Boro, establishing himself as one of the most dangerous forwards in the second tier, before moving up to the Premier League with Bournemouth after Middlesbrough's play-off final defeat to Norwich City at the end of last season.

However, Tomlin has struggled to nail down a regular place in Eddie Howe's first team this season, making just three starts and playing only 289 minutes in the Premier League.

Tomlin's only goal for Bournemouth came in the FA Cup, and The Mirror report that he will face internal disciplinary action for a series of tweets about his future at the Vitality Stadium.

The report also suggests that Tomlin wants to join Leeds United this month, just a week after the Daily Echo reported that Bournemouth were prepared to offer cash plus Tomlin in exchange for Leeds star Lewis Cook.

It's unclear whether that deal could happen, but with Leeds boss Steve Evans keen to add another striker to his ranks at Elland Road, Tomlin could be ideal.

Able to play just behind a striker and create opportunities as well as find the back of the net, Tomlin may be just what Leeds need in the final third - and his desire to make the move to Elland Road bodes well for Evans and co, but he will have to move quickly to secure a deal before next week's transfer deadline.

Would Tomlin be a good signing for Leeds?

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