David Brooks has been watched by Aston Villa recently, but his current manager Jason Tindall has commented on this recent speculation and it’s not good news for Dean Smith.
The latest on Brooks
Speaking via the Bournemouth Echo, Tindall spoke about Brooks’ future: “No, David Brooks’ future is here at AFC Bournemouth. That’s where his future is.”
Should Villa push for this signing?
The Welshman currently plays in the Championship with AFC Bournemouth. He has had a decent campaign so far, scoring three goals and picking up five assists in 17 games (WhoScored). He has shown consistent attacking intent, averaging 1.6 shots and 1.4 key passes a game.
Brooks, who is currently valued at £16.20m, has graced the Premier League with the Cherries, scoring seven goals and picking up five assists in his first season in the top flight (Transfermarkt). However, a bad injury he suffered meant he only played nine times last season, scoring one goal.
He definitely showed glimpses that he can succeed in the Premier League, and he thoroughly impressed his old manager Eddie Howe in the early stages of his career at Bournemouth. The winger scored a brace in a 2-0 victory against Brighton, after which Howe said: “It has typified his introduction to the club.He has played ever so well for us, he has got a creative flair, non-stop energy and he took his goals really well today.
“He is a player that can do a little bit of everything, he is very good offensively, is creative, turns well with the ball and is very intelligent.”
Brooks has shown that he is indeed a ‘creative’ player with nearly an assist every three matches, and he would have added some good depth for Villa as they look for a top half finish or better this season, especially considering Ross Barkley’s injury woes in that attacking midfield spot. Therefore it is a big blow to see that he looks to be staying at Bournemouth.
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