When teams are relegated from the Premier League, a lot of the players they have get linked with other sides in England’s top flight, and the latest reports suggest Sheffield United are interested in keeping David Brooks in the division.
According to The Sun (13 August, page 51), via HITC, the Blades are keen on bringing the winger back to the club, who is also a target for Liverpool and Tottenham, but he is valued at a whopping £35 million.
This would mean that United would have to break their transfer record, so it is a huge decision to make. What might help their decision is the fact that the Blades put a sell on clause in the deal when they sold Brooks to AFC Bournemouth, so would not have to spend as much as other sides in the division to get him.
The Welshman has been very unlucky as he suffered a dreadful injury which kept him out for 324 days and meant he missed 33 games last season, per Transfermarkt.
However he has looked good in the Premier League, playing 39 times and scoring eight goals whilst picking up five assists, the potential is clearly there for all to see as the winger is attracting interest from Liverpool and Spurs and if the Blades can pick him up it would be a very good deal.
In the eight appearances he did make in the season just gone after his injury, Brooks managed to complete 1.3 dribbles per game on average, so he clearly causes trouble for opposition defences and something like this could be exactly what the Blades could use to strengthen their attack.
Strength in depth will be key for the Blades, who will hope to battle for another top ten finish, like they achieved last season.
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