CONNOR Mahoney has left Cherries to join Millwall on a permanent deal.

The transfer is believed to have cost the Lions just over £1million.

Mahoney moved to Vitality Stadium from Blackburn Rovers in 2017 and made two appearances for Eddie Howe's first team.

But the 22-year-old spent the majority of the past two years away from Cherries.

Mahoney played eight games during four months on loan at Barnsley in 2018 before spending the entirety of the 2018-19 campaign at Championship side Birmingham and he is now set to return to the second tier

Having signed for Cherries following the expiration of his contract at Blackburn, the Dorset club were ordered to pay Rovers a compensation fee of £425,000 for Mahoney, determined by tribunal.

Blackburn are also set to receive 20 per cent of any profit Cherries make through this sale.

Speaking to the Millwall website, Mahoney said: “I’m delighted to finally be here. 

“Neil (Harris) was a massive factor in getting me here.

“He has been very persistent over the last few weeks to get the deal over the line, which for me, as a player, is wonderful.

“It was an easy decision for me, I can’t wait to get going.”