LLOYD Kelly says his decision to move to Cherries was a “no brainer”.

The 20-year-old arrived from boyhood club Bristol City last month on a deal worth around £13million after impressing in the Championship last season.

And the defender had no hesitation in putting pen-to-paper at Vitality Stadium.

Kelly told Sky Sports: “It was a no brainer to go there (Cherries).

“I’m buzzing. It was always a dream of mine to play in the Premier League no matter what club, especially this club, they play exciting football.

“I spoke to a few players there at the moment, Dominic Solanke and Lewis Cook and they said it’s a great place.”

Kelly become Eddie Howe’s first signing of the summer as the Cherries boss looks to shore up a defence which conceded 70 Premier League goals last season, the third most in the division.

And Kelly feels now is the perfect time to make the step up into the top flight.

He said: “I just want to get as many games as I can under my belt and make sure I do progress.

“I’m still young and developing as a player and as a person, so I feel like this is probably the best move for me, so I’m looking forward to it.”