Manchester United opinion: The Red Devils should go for David Brooks
He enjoyed an impressive debut season at the Vitality Stadium, managing an impressive tally of seven goals and five assists despite missing the whole of February due to an ankle injury.
Brooks’ solid performances in the Premier League has caught the attention of Manchester United, but Bournemouth do not want to sell one of their key players and would demand at least £50million to let the creative playmaker walk away, the report adds.
With that in mind, should Manchester United splash around £50million to sign Brooks this summer?
They absolutely should. The Red Devils have already brought in Crystal Palace star Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Daniel James from Swansea. But more spending is expected with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looking to strengthen more areas.
The Norwegian manager is keen to pump in young, fresh and energetic blood to his squad after a disastrous Premier League campaign that saw United finish sixth in the table. The Mancunian club lacked creativity and flair to carve open defences, especially during the business end of the last campaign.
The team was entirely dependent on Paul Pogba, who after a blistering start in Solskjaer’s reign faded massively, which saw United struggle to score goals.
So the creative department is where we could see some big changes for the Reds ahead of next season, as Solskjaer will look to ease the burden off Pogba’s shoulders.
Solskjaer would also need to accommodate Jesse Lingard and Juan Mata in this side. With United participating in the Europa League, there could be plenty of rotation throughout the season. And in the Norwegian tactician’s exciting and attacking system, David Brooks would be a fantastic fit.
Brooks has just completed his first season in the Premier League, but his maturity on and off the ball and spatial awareness suggests the time may be ripe for the attacking talent to make a move to one of Premier League’s top teams.
United are unable to offer Champions League football next season but Brooks may buy into Solskjaer’s plan of getting in top young talents to complement the likes of Pogba, Rashford, Martial, James, Wan-Bissaka and more.
Read more Manchester United news, click here: Manchester United latest news
Predominantly a no.10, the Welsh midfielder not only did look comfortable out wide but also in a deeper central midfield role. He has the technical skills, pace and vision to carve open the tightest of defences in the Premier League.
Brooks’ composure on the ball, ability to pick a pass in the final third and score goals from outside the box makes him one of the most exciting youngsters in English football.
Manchester United will have to fork out a hefty fee in order to convince Bournemouth to part ways with Brooks, but whatever will be the asking price, they should pay it.