Liverpool mull over surprise £35m move for Bournemouth attacker

Date published: Sunday 9th August 2020 8:17 - Matthew Briggs

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Liverpool are mulling over making a £35m bid for talented Bournemouth midfielder David Brooks, according to a report.

The Sun claim Jurgen Klopp thinks wide man Brooks would be a great addition to his Liverpool squad.

The report claims the Wales man “seems certain to leave Bournemouth following their relegation”.

Brooks was a £10m signing from Sheffield United in July 2018. He had a successful first season with the Cherries, but last term he missed the majority of the season with an ankle problem.

The 23-year-old did though appear nine times after the Premier League restart, scoring against Man City as Bournemouth just failed to stay up.

Klopp is believed to be looking to add more depth to his squad after the departure of Adam Lallana.

Winger Xherdan Shaqiri is also likely to leave, leaving Klopp with space in his squad.

Klopp last month highlighted the problems the club face in the transfer window.

“I am happy with my squad 100%. I was last year when people wanted us to sign him and him but because of our reasons we did not do it,” said Klopp.

“It’s not that we don’t want to, we try to make the right decisions constantly and then COVID came. The situation changed and not for the better.”

“It’s not that we think we cannot improve with transfers, we do what is right for us and what we are able to do, that’s all.”



Leeds target Brooks

Meanwhile, Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa has three stars at relegated Bournemouth in his transfer sights, according to pundit Danny Mills.

Bielsa took his place place among the stands at Goodison on Sunday to watch the Cherries’ Premier League adventure come to an end. Eddie Howe’s side bowed out despite a 3-1 success on Merseyside.

Bielsa has already handed Leeds a list of five names per each position he wants to strengthen this summer. As per a report, he will sign a new deal if the club’s board deliver.

Speaking to Football Insider, Mills said: “They have players like Josh King that have done extremely well.

“Bielsa will only look at the players who would fit his style. Callum Wilson is a possibility as well as David Brooks.”


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