AFC Bournemouth have completed the signing of midfielder Marcus Tavernier from Middlesbrough for an undisclosed fee.
The club announced: “The 23-year-old, who progressed through the academy ranks at the Championship club, has penned a five-year deal with the Cherries.
“Tavernier becomes the third addition to Scott Parker’s squad this summer following the arrivals of Ryan Fredericks and Joe Rothwell.
“Leeds-born Tavernier is the younger brother of Rangers captain James Tavernier and can operate centrally, on both flanks or behind a striker.
“He registered five goals and five assists in 48 games in all competitions for Boro last season. And impressed with a series of impressive and energetic displays.
“Tavernier, who flourished under current Boro boss Chris Wilder, played his part as the Teessiders triumphed 1-0 against the Cherries at the Riverside in December and drew 0-0 at Vitality Stadium on Good Friday.
“He was on target in the shootout when they won on penalties at Old Trafford.”
Neill Blake, AFC Bournemouth Chief Executive, said: “We are very pleased to have brought Marcus in. He was one of the stand out performers in the Championship last season.
“He has a great pedigree, tremendous energy. And is a versatile young player who can play a number of different positions.
“Everyone at the club is looking forward to working with him.”