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Transfer News: Man United keen to beat Tottenham for 22-year-old PL hotshot

Manchester United keen to trump Tottenham to David Brooks

According to Wales Online, Manchester United will look to beat off interest from Tottenham Hotspur for Bournemouth midfielder David Brooks. The 22-year-old is a versatile attacker is equally comfortable playing as an attacking midfielder as he is on the right-wing and as the second striker.

The player was linked with a move to Old Trafford in a deal worth £50million last summer. However, an unfortunate ankle injury has seen him miss out on game time this season and the Cherries are keen to move him on.

The player is closing in on a return to first-team action. This has rekindled attention from both United and Tottenham Hotspur. Ole Gunnar Solksjaer and Jose Mourinho will go head to head once again, with the duo being fans of the player.

David Brooks
Brooks is yet to feature this season after a pre-season injury

Brooks joined the Cherries in 2018 from Sheffield United. He signed a four-year contract and went on to enjoy a fruitful debut season in the English top-tier.

He played 30 times in the Premier League last season and scored seven goals and five assists. In context, James Maddison made just two more assists while playing six games more.

Brooks’ numbers are also similar to the ones Jack Grealish has posted this season, and this gives one a better understanding of his abilities.

He has also gone from strength to strength at the international arena since making his debut in 2017. Brooks has since won a total of 12 caps for his country.

The one concern should be on his fitness following his long-term injury. He has not played since. Young, English and Premier League experience. Brooks satisfies all three criteria that United under Solksjaer has looked for. (h/t MEN)

David Brooks
Brooks is the reigning Welsh Footballer of the Year

The player has plenty of promise and at 22, he has the better part of the next decade to improve himself. It would be a risk considering his fitness issues, but if it’s a cut-price deal, it could be well worth it.

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His performances saw him win the coveted Welsh Footballer of the Year award in 2019. The last United player to do so was the legendary Ryan Giggs. If Brooks can do half what the United number 11 did, we will have a player on our hands.

Written by Pranav Nair

An Engineering postgraduate with a keen interest in statistics, pop culture and football.

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