Manchester United are reportedly interested in signing Bournemouth star David Brooks, who has been taking the Premier League by storm this season.
According to a report by Manchester Evening News, Manchester United have set their sights on David Brooks. The Welsh international has been scouted by a number of top Premier League clubs, although Bournemouth are hoping to tie him down to a bumper new deal worth £50,000 per week.
David Brooks has enjoyed a stunning rise to prominence, having gone from the Manchester City academy to playing in non-league football with Halifax Town. But, after impressing in three seasons at Sheffield United, who had initially loaned him to Halifax, the player earned his big switch to the Premier League last summer.
Upon his move to Bournemouth, the 21-year-old has continued to progress at an impressive rate, having taken no time to establish himself as an indispensable figure in attack. And, figures of six goals and four assists, in addition to his tremendous performances, the latest being against Chelsea, have started attracting the best of clubs, with Manchester United, in particular, keen on him.
Attack has been one of the strong suits for Manchester United ever since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took over from Jose Mourinho. But, there are a couple of chinks that need to be ironed out, particularly the right wing slot, which still does not have a naturally adept forward manning it. This is where Brooks comes in.
The Welshman can play on either flank with equal comfort as well as in his preferred position through the middle. In fact, at Bournemouth, Brooks has created the most impact from the right, which would have delighted Manchester United.
Also, with Juan Mata heavily linked with a free transfer away from Old Trafford in the summer, Brooks is an option who could not just be an ideal replacement but also an upgrade over the Spaniard. To that end, Manchester United are now plotting a move to land the 21-year-old in the summer transfer window.
Bournemouth though, are eager to keep their prized asset at the Vitality Stadium, having already tabled a deal worth £50,000 per week to the player. But, the chance to represent one of the biggest clubs in Premier League history might just be too good to turn down, especially if he has the opportunity to feature regularly for them.
If the Welsh international indeed call it quits, Bournemouth would have the chance to pocket a handsome profit on him, having signed him for just £11.5 million last summer. It now remains to be seen if Manchester United can land David Brooks in the summer. As of now, he continues to go from strength to strength at the Vitality Stadium.