Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho is reportedly plotting a double swoop for Bournemouth duo David Brooks and Callum Wilson, amid interest from Everton and West Ham in the Welsh playmaker.
According to The Daily Star, the Cherries have hatched a ‘desperate’ plan to persuade Brooks to say. The board privately believe the former Sheffield United star is key to unlocking an immediate return to the Premier League and hope they can build a team around him capable of challenging for promotion once again.
After dropping back down to the Championship, Bournemouth will have to balance the books by selling some of their biggest earners, but will not go down without a fight.
Eddie Howe signed the Wales midfielder from the Blades for an undisclosed fee in 2018, believed to be in the region of £10m. Brooks impressed at first, scoring five goals in the Premier League that year, including a brace against Brighton at home. His season has been derailed by an ankle injury during a pre-season friendly with Brentford but the Dorset club want to keep him by any means necessary.
The 23-year-old, who plays as an attacking midfielder, only made nine appearances in the English top flight this season, scoring a last-minute consolation against Manchester City as the Cherries came up short.
Spurs have been pursuing Brooks for several years and it seems Mourinho is prepared to finish the job his predecessor Mauricio Pochettino started. However, it remains to be seen if Daniel Levy will be willing to meet the steep asking price for an injury-prone player in the summer, and he may have to look elsewhere instead.
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