Why Tottenham Hotspur should go back for David Brooks
Tottenham Hotspur picked up a 1-0 win against Crystal Palace last time out, ensuring they stayed in the top four as the international break began. Spurs have made their best start to a Premier League season under Mauricio Pochettino but they are yet to completely convince with their style of football.
The Lilywhites opted against making a single transfer in the summer window and Pochettino had to make do with his current crop of players. According to the Sun, Tottenham Hotspur were linked with a move for Bournemouth midfielder David Brooks in the summer.
The youngster was then plying his trade for Championship side Sheffield United. But Bournemouth swooped in and lured the Welsh international to the Vitality stadium. The Cherries paid £11.5million to acquire the 21-year-old midfielder’s service and he has since gone on to make a bright impression under Eddie Howe.
Brooks has now picked up 3 goals in 11 Premier League appearances for Bournemouth this season and has been a regular under Eddie Howe. Spurs were linked the player but they failed to make the shrewd move for David Brooks. (Stats courtesy – Whoscored)
Mauricio Pochettino should definitely go back in for the Bournemouth midfielder in January. He may cost more given that his demand is much higher now but Tottenham are in immediate need of attack-minded midfielders at the moment.
Christian Eriksen has not played a significant role so far this season, Dele Alli has also made a slow start while Lucas Moura has failed to maintain any sort of consistency. Harry Kane has also looked far less threatening this season.
Brooks is a hard-working midfielder who can flourish as a central attacking midfielder in Pochettino’s 4-2-3-1 formation. Sitting behind Kane, the youngster will certainly pick the passes and move the ball quickly in the final third.
The 21-year-old loves taking on defenders and have a go at goal. This should see the likes of Harry Kane and Lucas Moura receive lot of space up front. Brooks loves pulling the strings in the final third and he has linked up well with Callum Wilson, Josh King and Ryan Fraser this season.
The youngster also has a good eye for goal, managing 2 shots per game since making the move to Bournemouth.
Tottenham should definitely revive their interest in the youngster when the transfer window reopens in January. Pochettino surely has to dive into the market to strengthen the depth. Bournemouth will be reluctant to part ways with a player they just signed in the summer but a big move to North London will be hard to resist for Brooks.