Cardiff City midfielder Lee Tomlin has claimed he has always had no intention of moving elsewhere after putting pen to paper on a two-year contract extension in the Welsh capital.
Tomlin was due to see his previous deal expire during the summer, but he has now agreed an extension following his impressive start to life under new boss Neil Harris, and this will keep him at the club until the summer of 2022.
The 30-year-old found it difficult to cement his place in the Cardiff side under former manager Neil Warnock, but he has now started nine of Harris’ first ten league matches in charge, during which time he has scored three goals and made five assists.
Tomlin’s excellent form in attacking midfield has now resulted in the Bluebirds handing him a new deal at the club, and the former Bristol City man has now praised the Cardiff fanbase for their continued backing of him.
“I’m absolutely buzzing to get it done and dusted. Now I can kick on,” he told the Cardiff club website.
“The fans stuck by me, no matter what and I’m starting to repay them. I think that’s why I had no intention of going anywhere else, because for me they’ve been unbelievable.
“Every time I start a game and you go out at home it brings a smile and a shiver down my spine. I just want to do well for them as well.”
Tomlin has now scored a total of five goals and registered seven assists since first making the move to the Cardiff City Stadium in the summer of 2017.
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This is an excellent piece of business from Cardiff given the impressive nature of Tomlin’s recent form, and they have done well to get the deal over the line well before his contract expiration in the summer.
Tomlin’s future at the club would have seemed doubtful with Warnock still at the club, but Harris’ recent arrival appears to have breathed fresh life into the midfielder’s career at the club, and he has now been rewarded for his efforts.
Cardiff must now continue to place Tomlin at the centre of their attacking efforts moving forward, particularly seeing as the midfielder is capable of offering the most creative presence in this Bluebirds side.