Yesterday evening the Star covered speculation linking Bournemouth with a firm offer for Sheffield United’s David Brooks.
Brooks has featured on the rumour mill numerous times so far this summer, even down to vague references of a switch to Turkey.
With it already known that Cherries boss Eddie Howe was keeping an eye on the Welsh international, it’s now believed they are on the verge of capturing the 20-year-old in a deal worth more than £10million.
The interest in the talented youngster comes as no surprise for anyone whose seen him play and Tottenham Hotspur have also been linked with him, but in terms of game time, I’d say Bournemouth was the better destination for him at this age. Especially with him yet to get 50 professional appearances under his belt, he’s got far more chance of not being lost in an Under 23 squad if this move comes off.
Undoubtedly though losing him is a blow to Sheffield United but the money is possibly in the ballpark of being too good to turn around as Chris Wilder looks to improve the playing staff further with hopes of a return to the Premier League next season.
The issue for fans is ‘how much more’ than £10million have we possibly expected when you look elsewhere in the market.
Brooks going for half the price Norwich got for Maddison! I can only see this as a bad deal for us in the long run, even if all the fee is invested back into the squad which won't happen. ????#sufc #twitterblades
— Callum ⚔️ (@callumr810) June 27, 2018
Best of Luck for the future @DRBrooks15 thanks for the class memories this season! Bouncing Day Massacre, Elland Road Winner, That assist for Lee Evans at the Lane???? Go on to have a right future but never forget where it started ????⚔️⚪️ @SUFC_tweets #twitterblades #cherries ????
— Jake Bellamy????⚔️⚪️ (@Bellers4) June 27, 2018
— Chris Barr (@chrisbarrrr) June 27, 2018
Snide,cheating,cry baby b*****d.
Brooks got to be worth at least £15mill?#twitterblades
— KW (@walker3_keith) June 27, 2018
— Jack Maleham (@JackMaleham7) June 27, 2018
Just beg that the Brooks money goes mainly into the transfer kitty. Also hope we get him back on loan but we’ll see I suppose #twitterblades
— Harvey Hinkler (@HarveyHinkler) June 27, 2018
Get real blades . He’s getting 20k a week and 1.5 million signing on fee . Millionaire over night . How can any one stop the lad . Until we get back to prem , no chance so chill out and good look to the lad UTB #Twitterblades #Davidbrooks
— Dean Ward (@Deanward17) June 27, 2018
Great bit of business 12 million for some on who only broke into the first team this season chill out wilder will sort it. He was mainly used an a impact sub we move on just remember how much we got for walker #twitterblades #sufc
— craig (@glarv) June 27, 2018
Am I the only one who thinks £12m is decent for brooks ? Good player and lots of potential but that’s what it is potential. We need more than just potential at the moment #TwitterBlades
— D.S.B & REYTDEEP (@dannyb1889) June 27, 2018