The 23-year-old suffered relegation from the Premier League last season, contributing with nine appearances in which he scored just one goal in an injury-ravaged campaign.
Valued at £18m, the lively Welshman had a good season in 2018/19, with seven goals and five assists in 30 top-flight appearances, and it is that form which has the likes of Sheffield United showing interest.
Blades manager Chris Wilder has worked hard during the transfer window to bring in the likes of Rhian Brewster and Oliver Burke, spending £56.4m thus far.
Brooks staying at Bournemouth
Football Insider reported of Sheffield United’s interest, claiming a source from the Vitality Stadium has told them that the club plan to fend off any interest before next Friday’s transfer deadline.
Bournemouth are said to be relying heavily on Brooks to fire them back to the Premier League, with the Welsh winger joining the Cherries in July 2018. Former manager Eddie Howe has hailed the player’s “mature, creative performances on the pitch” as well as his “good attitude and professional lifestyle off it”.
Whilst the report seems to dismiss the chances of Brooks leaving the Vitality Stadium, it also touches base on interest being shown in striker Joshua King, claiming the Cherries want to cash in on the 28-year-old.
Can Brooks help Bournemouth?
Bournemouth ought not to be overly reliant on Brooks this season as they seek an instant return to the Premier League, especially given that he missed a large part of last term through ankle surgery.
Ideally, the Welshman would have been better suited in the Premier League, but he is now set to take on the hustle and bustle of the Championship and hopefully rediscover the form that tempted Wilder’s Sheffield United to show an interest in the first place.
It will be interesting to see if the Blades can bring the 23-year-old back to Bramall Lane before next Friday’s deadline.
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