Manchester United to make very late offer to try and sign £40 million rated Brooks before 16th October deadline
Manchester United are among five Premier League clubs reportedly considering a late move for Bournemouth midfielder David Brooks.
After an impressive season with the Cherries last season, despite their relegation from the Premier League, Brooks has been in the headlines alot over the past few weeks that United are ready to swoop in and offer him a move to Old Trafford.
United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer failed to get the transfer business done that he really wanted too, and is struggling to add a bit more creativity to the side, although he can still sign Brooks this week.
Due to the impacts of the COVID-19 lockdown, the summer market has been reshaped to help aid clubs, with a ten-week window opened on July 27 and ran until Monday, October 5, closing at 11pm.
However, Premier League clubs can no longer do business with teams in Europe and around the world but they can look to keep spending, This is because the top-flight and EFL have agreed on a second, domestic-only window until October 16th
The Daily Mail reports that five Premier League teams are monitoring the Wales international’s situation, as Liverpool and Tottenham are among the interested parties, while league leaders Everton and Europa League participants Leicester City are also reportedly considering an approach.
Bournemouth are bracing themselves for late interest in the midfielder, but are adamant that he will not be sold for anything less than their £40m asking price – a fee which could prove problematic for any potential suitors.
Former Wales international Nathan Blake has claimed that David Brooks would not look out of place in Manchester United’s side, Blake, who spent time with Bolton and Wolves in his playing days, recently told the Manchester Evening News of Brooks and his potential to reach the top: “I think he’s a great player, he’s got great game intelligence.
“He can play anywhere, central midfield, centre-forward, left-wing or right-wing and to do that you need a great understanding of football, which he’s got, versatility comes with that.
“He can be dominant because he understands the game, just like Ryan Giggs was when he moved from the left into central positions. Brooks I think is possibly, other than Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey, Wales’ best player.
“I think he’d be at home at any level, I think he’s that good a player. I look at him and think he could play for anybody: Barcelona, Juventus, Man United – I think he’s that kind of boy.”