Liverpool has been pretty stagnant in the transfer market this summer, with just the sole arrival of Greek defender Kostas Tsmikisas coming through the Anfield doors.
A number of players have been linked with moves to the club over the course of the window. Thiago Alcantara has been the main name mentioned, while others have been touted as well.
One of the names mentioned in the last few weeks has been Bournemouth and Wales midfielder, David Brooks. The former Sheffield United man has returned from injury and looked good after lockdown, despite the Cherries still dropping down into the Championship.
The Reds have been linked with a £35m move for Brooks. And with Bournemouth seemingly willing to sell some of their best players following relegation, surely Liverpool’s time to move is now.
Money an issue but Brooks is good value long-term
Of course, £35m is a lot of money for the Reds to part ways with, especially given their struggles to muster up the cash to sign Thiago and Timo Werner during this window.
However, at just 23 and already a key figure in Ryan Giggs’ Wales side, the upside to signing Brooks is massive.
He was a standout player during his first season in the Premier League with Bournemouth, adapting seamlessly to Premier League life following his switch from Sheffield United.
Brooks fits into the ethos at Liverpool, too. He’s a young player who can fit into a number of attacking positions for a start, which gives Jurgen Klopp options.
With Bournemouth now openly selling players – Callum Wilson has joined Newcastle and Josh King is expected to leave – the time has never been better for Liverpool to strike.
Furthermore, should the Reds lose Gini Wijnaldum, they’ll need bodies in the squad and players who can make a difference. Brooks, despite playing a different position, could well be that player at Anfield.