According to Talksport’s Alex Crook, Aston Villa do hold an interest in signing David Brooks from Bournemouth, albeit he will cost a big fee.
Speaking to Talksport today, Crook confirmed that Brooks is indeed a player of interest to Villa boss Dean Smith, who is keeping a close eye on areas he can strengthen his squad.
Brooks has excelled for the Cherries this season after returning from injury. Linked with big clubs in the past, the likes of Spurs, Man United, and Liverpool have all expressed an interest in the Welshman before.
After breaking through at Sheffield United, Brooks sealed a move to Bournemouth and has been one of the standout player for them, when fit.
His form in the Championship this season has helped Jason Tindall’s men into the promotion picture, and it is believed Bournemouth value Brooks around the £40m mark, per reports in the summer.
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Villa’s problem here is that Bournemouth don’t really have to sell and by keeping Brooks, they’re positioning themselves to come right back up to the Premier League anyway.
He’s been brilliant now he has overcome his injury problems. Creative, quick with the ball, and with an eye for goal, the former Sheffield Utd man is a top talent who can only get better.
The thought of him on one side and Grealish the other is a nice one for Villa fans, albeit a bit of a dream given the fees involved at the moment.