Middlesbrough attacking midfielder Lee Tomlin is doing all he can to force a move to the Premier League this summer, with Bournemouth and Norwich interested, according to the Mirror.
The 26-year-old joined Boro in January 2014 on an initial loan spell from Peterborough with a view to a permanent move, and starred in Middlesbrough’s promotion campaign last year, before they lost out in the play-off final.
He now wants to force his way into the Premier League after Bournemouth made an enquiry for him, with Norwich also reportedly interested.
The former Rushden & Diamonds midfielder has been training on his own now, and was named on the bench for Boro’s pre-season clash with Getafe, but was pictured driving off before the match.
Though this behaviour isn’t sportsman like at all, Tomlin may also feel he’s been replaced by Stewart Downing’s arrival, but that doesn’t make his actions right this year.
At the age of 26, Tomlin still has a lot of his playing career left, so he will undoubtedly be keen to test himself in the top-tier of English football, sooner rather than later.
Boro fans… What do you make of this news? Is Tomlin too good for the Championship? Do you still need him? Is Downing better? Let us know in the comments below!