We were surprised that Newcastle were even interested in former Middlesbrough midfielder Lee Tomlin this summer, after Lee had a tough time of it at AFC Bournemouth last season.
He was sent out on loan to Bristol City in January, after playing only 10 times for Bournemouth with one goal.
The 27 year-old did quite well at The Robins scoring six goals and getting a couple of assists in 18 total appearances for the club.
Lee Tomlin – heading to Bristol City
Lee is available this summer and has been linked with Newcastle, but Sky Sports News is reporting they believe the former Peterborough forward is heading to Bristol City on a permanent deal.
We couldn’t see anything in Tomlin’s background that would make Rafa Benitez want to sign him for Newcastle this summer, but there again we were probably never really interested in the player.
Here’s the tweet put out by Sky Sports.
— Sky Sports Football (@SkyFootball) June 24, 2016