MARCUS Tavernier has completed his move to Premier League Bournemouth ending a decade with Middlesbrough.

The 23-year-old has put pen-to-paper on a five year contract with the Cherries after spending the weekend completing a medical.

Last week, Boro accepted an offer understood to be one they couldn’t refuse whilst the player had declared his desire to make the move to the Premier League.

Tavernier joined Boro’s academy at the age of 14 after being released by Newcastle United and went on to make 155 appearances for the club scoring 18 goals.

He was set to become a key figure in Chris Wilder’s side this season with Boro looking to mount a promotion push in the Championship. The Boro boss has now tasked himself with recruiting a midfield replacement before the end of the transfer window.