David Brooks has been linked with a host of Premier League clubs this summer, including Tottenham Hotspur and Leicester City, but it has been suggested by The Sun that he is now expected to stay exactly where he is.
Brooks was one of a number of players whose futures became a talking point as Bournemouth were relegated from the Premier League last season.
The likes of Callum Wilson and Aaron Ramsdale have since moved on. And Cherries fans would have been forgiven for bracing themselves for the Wales international to follow.
The Daily Star reported last month that Tottenham, Everton and West Ham all wanted the 23-year-old. Meanwhile, The Sun suggested at the weekend that Leicester are also keen, but had been told that he would cost £50 million.
And Bournemouth’s asking price appears to have been decisive.
The Sun has now reported that he is set to remain at the Vitality Stadium. It is claimed that his asking price has put off his admirers.
TBR View: No surprise Brooks’s asking price has scared admirers away
Brooks is a phenomenal talent. And it looks inevitable that he will be back playing in the Premier League sooner rather than later.
Nevertheless, paying £50 million unfortunately appears to be too much of a gamble this time around. He only managed eight starts in the top flight last season and he only scored one goal and provided no assists.
There are unlikely to be too many Premier League clubs who spend £50 million on one player this summer. So it is probably not much of a surprise that Brooks’s asking price has seemingly scared off the host of clubs chasing him.