Cardiff City chase Lee Tomlin

Cardiff City linked with Severnside rivals Bristol City midfielder Lee Tomlin

Cardiff City have been subject to speculation with a possible move with Bristol City forward Lee Tomlin. 

Social media has gone into overdrive with both Cardiff City and Bristol City fans giving their views on Tomlin possibly crossing the bridge to join the Bluebirds.

Both the Bristol Post and WalesOnline have made acknowledgement of the rumours with the Bristol Post offering an insight into Tomlin’s possible movement.

Tomlin has yet to feature for the Robins so far in pre-season with already three games played but he has taken part in pre-season training.

Gregor MacGregor who is the Bristol Post Bristol City correspondent spoke to the club last night on the attackers absence and the club said that he is recovering from a thigh injury but will take part in their friendly against Yeovil Town on Saturday.

Back in May, Tomlin posted on social media which could be taken as a possible parting message.

The message read “Been a pleasure to wear the shirt, thank you so much to everyone at Bristol, you know what the fans mean to me as they have gave me so much love.”

The interest in Tomlin could come to fruition sooner rather than later as the former Bournemouth midfielder matches the mould of what Neil Warnock said he required as he sought someone in the same kind of stature and play as Jonny Hayes, who the Bluebirds missed out on.

Warnock is also no stranger to Tomlin, having witnessed the 28-year old score a thunderous strike which pegged back a goal in the Yorkeshireman’s first game in charge of Cardiff City.

The Leicester-born attacker burst onto the Football League scene back in 2010 having signed for Peterborough United whilst in League One after 156 appearances and 27 goals for then Conference side Rushen & Diamonds.

The England C international spent four years at London Road, scoring 32 times in 135 appearances which earned him a move to Championship chasing-side Middlesbrough, signing for them on a three-year deal.

His performances for Middlesbrough then earned him a move to Premier League side AFC Bournemouth in a £3.5m move although his first team appearances were limited as he joined Bristol City in a loan move, only six months later.

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