Manchester United are eager to sign Bournemouth star David Brooks. Manchester United are yet to make official contact with Bournemouth winger David Brooks but could make a serious bid, as their attempts to sign Jadon Sancho continue to hit a stumbling block.
MEN Sport understands Brooks has been on United’s radar for some time and could be available for around £40million this summer, with the Cherries needing to sell players after their relegation from the Premier League.
Bournemouth are determined to hold out for big fees for their prized assets, insisting they are under no pressure to sell despite their relegation from the Premier League.
The Cherries secured a £41m fee for Nathan Ake from Manchester City, more than double what they paid to sign the Dutch defender from Chelsea.
The Welshman scored just once in nine appearances after returning from a serious ankle injury as Bournemouth’s five-year stint in the Premier League came to an end last month.
However, Brooks showed his quality in his debut top-flight campaign the prior season, scoring seven goals and registering five assists in 30 matches.
The 23-year-old senior international who has shown his capabilities at the top level and also has two years left on his current deal moved to Bournemouth from Sheffield United for £11.5m.
Brooks has previously been linked with Tottenham and possesses the youth, talent and versatility that make him an attractive proposition for clubs like United. It is reported that a deal for Brooks could come together very quickly if Bournemouth’s valuation is met. United are also considering Douglas Costa of Juventus as an alternative to Sancho.