Cardiff City midfielder Lee Tomlin has committed his future to the club after signing a new contract until the summer of 2022.
Tomlin was preparing to see his current Bluebirds deal expire in the summer, but he has now extended his stay in the Welsh capital by a further two years after making an impressive start to life under new Cardiff boss Neil Harris.
The attacking midfielder struggled to nail down his place under former manager Neil Warnock, but he has been named in the starting line-up for nine of Harris’ first ten matches in charge, during which time he has scored three goals and made five assists.
This fine return has seen the Welsh side offer fresh terms to Tomlin ahead of the South Wales derby against Swansea on Sunday, and the 30-year-old now looks set to play a key role in Cardiff’s possible play-off push in the second half of the campaign.
Cardiff took to Twitter on Friday evening to reveal the news regarding Tomlin’s new deal:
— Cardiff City FC (@CardiffCityFC) January 10, 2020
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Plenty of Cardiff fans responded to this development with many of them praising the club for getting the deal over the line, while others suggested the contract was much deserved following Tomlin’s recent exploits for the Bluebirds.
Here are some of the responses…
LEE TOMLIN IS A BLUE💙
— Adam (@clarkey955) January 10, 2020
Finally got something right this decade
— Oliver Rees (@oliverCCFCrees) January 10, 2020
Great business by the club getting it done early, now build a team around him , captain material next season anyone ? I think so, just my opinion though. He leads by example.
— LJC 🏴 (@Basstastic75) January 10, 2020
@Leetomlin10 signs new contract and Madine leaves not a bad couple of days business. Lost a load of money on mads but frees up a space.
— Ryan O'Dell (@RyanODell75) January 10, 2020
The best news for a long time 😍😍
— Luke (@Lukebbw) January 10, 2020
This is awesome news 😊. Who’d have thought this would happen after the first 2 seasons. Here’s to many more assists and goals for city
— peter simmons (@Mr_Peteroy) January 10, 2020
Christmas came late
— Eli (@rowlandeli78) January 10, 2020