As many as five Premier League clubs are still interested in Bournemouth midfielder David Brooks, according to reports.
Brooks has emerged as one of the top young talents in British football over the past few years. The Wales international made a seamless transition to Premier League football when leaving Sheffield United for Bournemouth in 2018.
In his first season in the top flight, Brooks scored seven goals in 30 league games. Even though he didn’t play as much last year due to injury, there are still plenty of suitors for his signature.
Brooks suffered relegation back to the Championship with Bournemouth last season. However, there is still a chance he could return to the Premier League this month.
While the main transfer window has closed, Premier League clubs can still sign EFL players (and vice versa) until Friday. And according to the Daily Mail, Brooks has five admirers in the top division.
However, they have also been joined in the race for Brooks by Everton and Tottenham.
Despite the intense competition for the midfielder, Bournemouth are holding a strong negotiating stance. Since the player still has two years left on his contract, and given that they have already sold the likes of Nathan Ake and Callum Wilson over the past few months, they are not under pressure to let Brooks go.
Therefore, they have set a £40m valuation of the Warrington-born player. Bournemouth believe Brooks will be a key player in their efforts to regain promotion at the first time of asking.
Sheffield United want Brooks back?
Recent reports also suggested that Sheffield United are still fond of their former player and could seek to lure Brooks back to Bramall Lane.
The Blades have already re-signed one former player from Bournemouth this summer, in the shape of goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale.
But now, they could be tempted to go back in for another – although as clear from above, they would face a lot of competition.