Outgoing Tomlin thanks Howe and Bournemouth

Bristol City's Lee Tomlin celebrates scoring their first goal

The midfielder completed a move to Bristol City on Tuesday, but has backed the managerial abilities of his former boss.

Bournemouth's Lee Tomlin in action with Sunderland's Younes KaboulLee Tomlin has completed a permanent move to Bristol City

Lee Tomlin has taken to Twitter to heap praise on AFC Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe after sealing his long-awaited move to Bristol City on Tuesday.

The 27-year-old leaves the Premier League club on good terms, backing the managerial abilities of his former boss after completing his move west, which was eventually confirmed after some six weeks of negotiations.

Bournemouth's Eddie Howe applauds fans after the game

Tomlin has signed a three-year deal at Ashton Gate, where he will hope to continue the good form showed during a successful loan spell at the club in the second half of last season, which saw him score six goals in 18 games.

Bristol City's Lee Tomlin celebrates scoring their first goal

While the fee itself remains undisclosed, the Bristol Post has claimed City may well have broken their own transfer record by paying around £3 million.

Blackburn Rovers Grant Hanley and Bristol City's Lee Tomlin in action

The midfielder celebrated his move in slightly unusual circumstances, heading out to the cinema with new teammate Aaron Wilbraham, with the new Robins signing sharing a snap of the pair on his Twitter page.

The former Middlesbrough ace is one of three Cherries players to seal permanent moves to the Championship already this summer, with Matt Ritchie and Tommy Elphick also deciding to make the move to the second tier by joining Newcastle United and Aston Villa respectively.

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