Spurs should take hope from previous comments by David Brooks as they potentially step up another pursuit of the Bournemouth midfielder.
Brooks has missed all the season this year with a troublesome ankle injury. However, the latest reports from the Sun claim that the Welshman could be sold this summer as the Cherries plan a clearout.
Spurs are one of the clubs noted in that report with an interest in Brooks. Jose Mourinho’s men are keen on adding quality this summer and could see Brooks as the ideal addition.
And they should be buoyed by a prior admission from the former Sheffield United man. The 22-year-old conceded back 2019 that his goal was to play at the highest level possible.
“I want to play at the highest level possible — whether that is abroad or in England. I don’t know what the future holds for myself,” Brooks said. (Talksport)
“Obviously the aim is to get up there and whatever opportunities come, I will have to make the decisions then.”
Those words could offer Spurs encouragement when it comes to signing Brooks. The midfielder showed his quality in his first season in the Premier League but has seen his progress halted ever since.
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A move that once looked a no-brainer now looks like being something the club needs to consider in more detail.
Brooks’ injury problems this season haven’t just been minor. It’s an injury that’s kept him out all season with little sign of a quick recovery any time soon.
Spurs would need to ensure Brooks is fully fit before committing to a deal. If he can prove his fitness and get back to his best, then, by all means, Jose Mourinho should move.
For now, though, it remains a deal that hinges on a number of permutations. Indeed, one of those being the fee, given the same report quoted Spurs could pay around £40m for the midfielder.