Tottenham and Leicester City face a big transfer decision, with Bournemouth demanding around £50m for the Welsh star if he is to leave this summer.
According to the Sun, the Cherries are demanding mega-money for Brooks as the likes of Spurs, Leicester, and Manchester United all circle.
Having already lost the likes of Callum Wilson and Ryan Fraser this summer, Bournemouth are keen on digging their heels when it comes to Brooks. The club are also expected to lose Josh King, while they’ve also sold Aaron Ramsdale to Sheffield United for big money.
Those sales have given Bournemouth an upper-hand when it comes to Brooks, then. The Wales international spent most of last season injured but is now back fit and is a man in-demand.
Brendan Rodgers is said to be very keen on bringing him to Leicester, while Jose Mourinho is also a fan of Brooks. However, at around £50m, it could well mean Spurs look elsewhere.
Indeed, the report from the Sun claims Spurs are more likely to move for the aforementioned King, who could be available for around £15m.
Brooks a fine player but at £50m, it’s a massive plunge in the market – TBR View
David Brooks is a player who has masses of talent and ability and should really be playing Premier League football. However, Bournemouth are right to dig their heels here.
They’ve pocketed a lot of money and they also owe Sheffield United a chunk of money if they do sell Brooks.
Therefore, £50m is probably the going rate. The only issue with Brooks is his injury record. He’s missed big periods since moving to the Cherries and any buying club would need to be sure he is over those worries before committing to a deal.