Manchester United interest in David Brooks has seemingly grown over the last week or so, with the Red Devils looking at Jadon Sancho alternatives.
The Wales international was relegated with Bournemouth in the 2019/20 term and understandably, he’s attracting interest from Premier League clubs, including United.
Now, The Sun on Sunday state that United have been handed a boost in pursuit of the £40million-rated 23-year-old, as The Cherries won’t stand in the player’s way.
Apparently, Red Devils interest in Brooks is more serious than widely assumed (Sport Witness), with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer seemingly eyeing the ex-Sheffield United man as someone who can greatly improve this squad.
Earlier in the week, Bournemouth’s new manager, Jason Tindall, has admitted that the club won’t stand in anyone’s way – provided their valuation of said player is met.
“We as a football club have got a value of what we believe for our players.” The Sun on Sunday quote the Bournemouth Echo’s post from a few days ago.
“And if that value is met then players have got the opportunity to then discuss with whoever they need to discuss with and then make the decision they feel is right for them.
“But first and foremost, it needs to be right for the football club and once it’s right for the football club then, as you’ve seen in the past, I don’t think it’s a club that will stand in anybody’s way providing that the club’s happy with and it meets the valuation of the player.”
Why a United move for David Brooks would make sense
First and foremost, Brooks is versatile. The Welshman can play through the middle in the #10 role, or out wide on either flank. This is exactly what Solskjaer needs at this point, as he looks to add squad depth in multiple positions.
Brooks also fits the player profile Solskjaer has looked towards. Young, British and still improving. This is a side that are looking to compete for multiple years, as opposed to just one or two.
At just £40million, this seems like a no-brainer. However, United should pursue every possible angle for Sancho first. If not, Brooks would be a more than capable back-up at a very reasonable price.
Sure, he’s not the big name-signing that United fans crave, but Brooks could be just as effective. It’d also leave some money in the bank to go out there and sign a centre-half…