Why Tottenham Over Liverpool Would Be A Better Destination For Sheffield United’s David Brooks
There have been several young names of promising stars to have emerged from the Championship this season and if latest reports are to be believed, Tottenham Hotspur are keen on a deal to sign David Brooks from Sheffield United.
The 20-year-old is yet to establish himself as a regular starter for the club but in the few times that he has played for Sheffield, Brooks managed to impress all those watching. Mauricio Pochettino has been quite vocal about wanting to sign a new midfielder and with Brooks available for £10million, the manager is understandably keen on bringing him to North London in the summer.
However, Liverpool are also believed to be on the lookout to acquire his signature. With Emre Can expected to leave in the summer, Jurgen Klopp is in dire need of midfield options despite the fact that Naby Keita will arrive at Anfield once this season comes to an end.
The likes of Georginio Wijnaldum and Jordan Henderson have been rather underwhelming, thus bringing up the need for a solid new midfielder. Unfortunately for the Reds though, Brooks does not have the capability to be the player they need him to be right now.
Considering the fact that Liverpool are looking to make a strong title challenge next season with a reinforced defence and (possibly) a new goalkeeper, the Merseyside club will require a reliable midfielder – somebody who has proven himself at the top level.
As far as Brooks is concerned, he has been quite spectacular but signing him will not guarantee anything for Klopp’s men. It is not squad depth they are looking for now; they need a proven quality player. Hence, the Reds must look elsewhere to fulfil their requirements.
Getting back to Tottenham, it is a known fact that Pochettino is one of the best managers in the Premier League when it comes to developing and nurturing young talent. In fact, Spurs have produced some of the finest English talents in recent years and there is no reason why he cannot help Brooks achieve similar status. Since he can play as a secondary striker and also as an attacking midfielder, he will prove to be a real asset for Spurs in the years to come.
Brooks is undoubtedly a great talent and he has a lot of potential to develop further. Once that happens, he can be a total threat and a force to be reckoned with. He is pacey, skilled at dribbling, passing and he boasts of immense creativity. Tottenham Hotspur would be the ideal place for him to develop and grow further as a footballer. So given a choice, if Brooks were to move, it would be ideal for him to choose Tottenham over Liverpool.