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Manchester United on alert as Premier League trio could be sold in the summer



Callum Wilson and David Brooks vie for the ball against Anthony Martial

3 Bournemouth players could be sold by Eddie Howe to raise funds

Manchester United are on alert as Bournemouth trio Josh King, David Brooks and Callum Wilson could be sold in the summer, according to the Sun (h/t Mirror).

Cherries boss Eddie Howe could sell the trio off and raise cash to rebuild his side (h/t Mirror).

Brooks, Wilson and King are three of their best players, and their availability could lead to a bidding war, according to the report. However, the Red Devils face competition from Tottenham should we make a move for any of the Bournemouth stars (h/t Mirror).

Callum Wilson is one of the top forwards for the Cherries
Callum Wilson of AFC Bournemouth celebrates after scoring his team’s first goal during the Premier League match between Sheffield United and AFC Bournemouth (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Two stars linked with United in the past

Brooks is one of the standout youngsters from the current crop of Premier League stars. Although he hasn’t played much this season due to injury, the Welsh international had a quality 2018-19 season.

The 22-year-old scored seven times and produced five assists last season and fits the type of young player that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is looking for (h/t Mirror).

The report adds that Wilson and King have also been linked with moves to Old Trafford in the past. Ed Woodward also tried to sign King from the Cherries in the winter window after Marcus Rashford’s back injury, according to the report.

David Brooks in action for Bournemouth
David Brooks of AFC Bournemouth runs with the ball under pressure from Danny Ings of Southampton (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

Wilson and King are both 28, while Brooks is just 22 and has a ton of potential to improve further. We do need some forward options for the upcoming season, especially after selling Romelu Lukaku to Inter Milan.

Solskjaer did sign Odion Ighalo but the former Watford star is a stop-gap option till the end of the season. Brooks would be a quality signing for Solskjaer as he can continue his development at Old Trafford.

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However, Wilson or King could do a decent job as a back-up for Rashford or Anthony Martial. They will add more competition for places and would be low-risk signings given their experience in the Premier League.