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Mauricio Pochettino reportedly wanted £50m David Brooks in 2019 and Tottenham are keen again

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Mauricio Pochettino reportedly wanted £50m David Brooks in 2019 and Tottenham are keen again

The Welshman was a transfer target for the Argentine during his time at Tottenham.

Tottenham Hotspur are being linked with an interest in Bournemouth talent David Brooks this week. 

The Daily Mirror claim that the Welshman is on Tottenham’s five-man transfer wishlist for the summer, after the Cherries suffered relegation to the Championship. 

Brooks has missed most of this season with an injury but his previous form, both with Bournemouth and at former club Sheffield United, has Tottenham keen. 

In fact, were Mourinho to bring Brooks to North London, he would be finishing off a job Mauricio Pochettino seemingly started. 

Tottenham have been linked with a move for Brooks in the past. 

BRIGHTON, ENGLAND – APRIL 13: (Photo by Robin Jones – AFC Bournemouth/AFC Bournemouth via Getty Images)

Back in February 2019, Tottenham were being linked with a move for Brooks at a staggering price-tag of £50 million. The Mirror claimed that Spurs were willing to pay that much for the player, after missing out on an £11.5 million deal in the summer of 2018. 

 

Later that year, Tottenham were said to still be interested in the player and his Bournemouth team-mate Callum Wilson, who they are also being linked with again this summer. On this occasion, the price-tag mooted by The Sun was £40 million. 

However, any potential summer transfer for Brooks ended in July after the Welshman suffered a serious ankle injury in a pre-season friendly with Brentford. Initially, the ligament damage was supposed to keep him out for 12 weeks but Brooks did not play again until 11 months later, proving unable to claw Bournemouth out of the relegation battle. 

Now, Tottenham have another chance to get Brooks but at what will likely be a much lower fee than the previous £50 million and £40 million price-tags. 

Mourinho might just get a man Pochettino was always rumoured to be a big fan of.

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