FORMER Cherries youngster Alex Dobre ended a fine season in France by being named Dijon's player of the season.

The 23-year-old joined the Reds from Cherries in August 2020, for a fee below £1million.

But he struggled in his first season, failing to prevent Dijon from finishing bottom and suffering relegation from Ligue 1, unable to provide a goal or assist in his 23 outings.

However, the winger has enjoyed far more success in the second tier, ending the campaign with nine goals and four assists to his name from 31 games in league and cup.

Dijon finished the campaign in 11th.

Taking to Instagram upon winning the award, Dobre wrote: "Thanks to the fans, the team and the staff for the trophy of the player of the season. I'm happy and motivated for more."

Dobre's form has also seen him named in the provisional Romania squad for this summer's upcoming Nations League fixtures, where he could make his senior international debut.

Dobre signed for Cherries as an 18-year-old. His only competitive first-team appearance for the club came as a substitute in a 4-0 FA Cup win over Luton Town in January 2020, but he was prolific for the club's under-21s.