Tottenham are reportedly lining up a £50 million bid to land David Brooks, who is also a target for Manchester United, in the summer transfer window.
According to a report by Daily Mirror, Daniel Levy is finally ready to splash the cash in the transfer market, when the summer transfer window opens. The Tottenham chairman is willing to table a £50 million bid to land David Brooks and beat Manchester United to the Bournemouth superstar’s signature.
David Brooks has taken the Premier League by storm since joining Bournemouth from Sheffield United last summer. The player took little time to establish himself as a regular in the first-team setup at Dean Court and is now pretty much an indispensable figure on the back of a glut of eye catching performances in attack.
David Brooks has been directly been involved in 10 Premier League goals this season:
⚽️ 6 goals
🅰 4 assists
One of each this evening against Chelsea. 🔵 pic.twitter.com/30IN8Umu0d
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) January 30, 2019
His tremendous rise though, could prove to be bad news for Bournemouth, with the Welsh international attracting a number of top clubs in England. The two bigwigs that are keen on signing Brooks in the summer are Manchester United and Tottenham.
At Manchester United, Brooks could prove to be the long sought solution on the right wing, owing to his ability to play on either flank as well as through the middle equally adeptly. The 21-year-old could also help fill the void left by Juan Mata, should the Spaniard fail to come to terms over a new deal at Old Trafford.
Tottenham, on the other hand, hold a long-standing interest in the player, which has not been turned into a serious pursuit yet, having scouted him since his days at Sheffield United. Spurs have been seeking reinforcements for attack as well, which explains why they have identified Brooks as a possible addition.
Add to that, the fact that Christian Eriksen could be set to depart the North London club in the summer, makes it all the more understandable why the Bournemouth winger has emerged as a target once again. Tottenham are now looking to beat Manchester United to the Welshman’s signature, with a £50 million bid in the offing.
Bournemouth are eager to keep hold of their prized asset, having reportedly tabled a bumper new deal worth £50,000 per week to the winger. But, the opportunity to pocket more than four times the £11.5 million they paid to sign him last summer might be too good to turn down, meaning Spurs would fancy their chances of landing Brooks.
Manchester United though, are likely to have a say in the matters, and a bid of their own cannot be ruled out. With both United and Tottenham having a rich history of grooming youngsters to become first-team superstars, either club could be in with a chance of securing the services of the 21-year-old winger.
It now remains to be seen if Tottenham succeed in signing David Brooks, should they lodge a £50 million bid for him, or if Manchester United end up swooping him away from Bournemouth, who will themselves be desperate to keep the player at the Vitality Stadium.