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Sheffield United have pulled off a masterstroke despite Bramall Lane exit

Sheffield United fans in the Transfer Tavern will be sad to see young talent David Brooks go, but the £10m from the sale could go some way to improving Chris Wilder’s Sheffield United

Brooks has recently secured a move to Bournemouth after impressing for the Blades and, while his Bramall Lane exit may disappoint fans, a look to the future could certainly look to allay any imminent fears.

The player will be a big miss for the Blades, as he scored three goals and made four assists in just nine Championship starts. Brooks was clearly a talent, but £10m from his sale should give Chris Wilder quite a budget to go about improving the Sheffield United team, and it must be remembered that Brooks was not a regular starter for the men in Red & White.

David Brooks was clearly a talented prospect, and Bournemouth will be looking forward to seeing their man shine in the Premier League. However, with Clayton Donaldson exiting the lane for Bolton Wanderers, and strikers Leon Clarke and Billy Sharpe aged 32 and over, freshening up the forward line must be a major priority for Wilder. The sale of Brooks should give the Sheffield born manager a budget to get in some top quality Championship strikers, who are able to push the Blades on to a play-off place.

The Verdict:

This is a good deal for the Blades. Out of the negative of losing the young talent, comes the positive that his fee may be able to bring in some first team starters into the Lane. With one of the oldest strike forces in the Championship, the money will be welcome for the Blades as they seek to bring in new talent through the door. The £10m will help them build on a very positive first Season back in the Championship.

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