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Tottenham’s £50m plan to sign David Brooks highlights their Jarrod Bowen and Jack Clarke mistakes in January

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Tottenham’s £50m plan to sign David Brooks highlights their Jarrod Bowen and Jack Clarke mistakes in January

David Brooks is a £50m summer target for Tottenham.

Tottenham Hotspur are ready to test Bournemouth’s resolve next summer by plotting a £50m swoop for midfield sensation David Brooks.

According to The Mirror, Spurs are preparing a £50m move for Brooks to beat Manchester United to the Welshman’s signature.

With six goals and four assists in the Premier League this season, the 21-year-old is hot property.

But Tottenham’s £50m plan only highlights their mistakes over the past two transfer windows.

Tottenham could have signed Brooks last summer for just £11.5m, which is the fee Bournemouth paid for the youngster, as per The Guardian.

 

And according to a report in February 2018, Brooks was on Spurs’ radar so they let this deal slip through their fingers. As a result, it could cost them around £40m to get their man just 12 months later.

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In summer 2018, Tottenham also missed out on James Maddison (London Evening Standard) and Jack Grealish (The Telegraph).

Maddison cost Leicester City just £22m (London Evening Standard) and his price tag would have doubled by now, at least. Meanwhile, Grealish signed a new long-term deal (avfc.co.uk), which will make him more expensive.

In January 2019, Spurs were linked with Hull City’s Jarrod Bowen and Leeds United’s Jack Clarke but Mauricio Pochettino was unconvinced by them, as per The London Evening Standard.

Bowen and Clarke are improving each week and their summer price will undoubtedly rocket again.

Stalling on these talented Championship youngsters has seen Spurs miss out on some top talent and it could cost them big money in the future.

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