Bristol City sign Lee Tomlin to permanent three-year deal

Lee Tomlin has signed a three-year deal with Championship side Bristol City.

The playmaker had a successful loan spell with the club last season and has now made a permanent move from Bournemouth.

He scored six times in 18 appearances to help keep the Robins in the second tier.

"We're delighted to welcome Lee back to Ashton Gate. Credit has to go to the board for their efforts in getting this deal done," manager Lee Johnson told his club's official website.

"I believe we've signed the most talented player at Championship level in terms of ability. He was fantastic for us last season and I believe his best football is ahead of him.

"He does things every day in training that make you smile - you think how on earth has he done that?

"Hopefully it's a statement of intent. It shows the kind of football we want to play."