There are several young talents emerging from the Championship as starlets such as James Maddison and Ryan Sessegnon are being linked with Premier League clubs. David Brooks is the latest name in this coveted list, with Tottenham and Bournemouth rumoured to be interested in the midfielder.
Brooks is a 20-year-old attacking midfielder, who plays for Sheffield United in the Championship. Here is a scout report on him.
Brooks is a technical midfielder who relies on his ability on the ball to make the difference in the attacking third.
Although the Welsh youngster has played in central midfield at times, he truly thrives when deployed as an attacking midfielder. Brooks, who can take on players with ease, is also very efficient while shielding the ball.
Talking about the strengths in Brooks’ game, he is a player who has an eye for a key pass which can unlock any defence.
The young Welsh midfielder gets fouled often when trying to work his magic in tight spaces – thus winning set-pieces for his team in dangerous situations. Brooks is also more than capable of dispatching inviting delivering into the box from the resulting set-pieces himself.
Although the youngster is yet to establish himself as a regular starter for Sheffield, his talent is there to be seen by one and all.
Brooks, who managed only 9 starts in the Championship last season, was mostly used by the Blades as an impactful substitute. He managed to score 3 goals and provided 4 assists in the league last term, with his impressive performances attracting the interest of Premier League clubs.
Bournemouth and Tottenham are reportedly keeping tabs on the player, whose growth as a footballer is far from over. The Cherries and Spurs could be pondering if it would make sense for them to go for the starlet in this transfer window or let him develop further before making an approach in the future.
Even if Tottenham or Bournemouth come in with an offer for the youngster and manage to sign him in this transfer window, it’s hard to say if he will be able to make an instant impact in the Premier League. There is every chance that he will be sent out on loan or moved to the youth teams to gather more experience.