ALEX Dobre has completed his permanent transfer from Cherries to French side Dijon.

As first revealed by the Daily Echo last Thursday, Dobre has signed for the Ligue 1 club for an undisclosed fee, believed to be below £1million.

The Romanian winger, 21, arrived at Cherries from Viitorul Constanta in 2016.

He spent time out on loan at Bury, Rochdale, Yeovil Town and Wigan Athletic and made one first-team appearance for Cherries - as a substitute in January's 4-0 FA Cup win over Luton Town.

Upon Dobre's departure, Cherries said: "The club wish Alex the very best for his future career and thank him for his hard work during his time with the Cherries."

Dijon confirmed Dobre has put pen-to-paper on a four-year contract.

"Dijon is a club which gives young players a chance to progress," Dobre told the club's website.

"I thank the leaders for following me, for showing that they want me the most.

"It will be a good opportunity for me to show what I am capable of. I hope the fans appreciate my qualities - speed and technique - and that I will earn their trust and love."