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Despite the player being keen on PL return, Man United should stay away from this 23-year-old Welsh ace

BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 15: David Brooks of AFC Bournemouth scores his sides twelfth penalty in the shootout during the Carabao Cup Second Round match between AFC Bournemouth and Crystal Palace at Vitality Stadium on September 15, 2020 in Bournemouth, England. (Photo by Neil Hall - Pool/Getty Images)

Should Manchester United reignite their interest in David Brooks?

According to Wales OnlineManchester United target David Brooks is said to be keen on a return to the Premier League. The Bournemouth winger, who was linked to Manchester United in the summer, ended up getting relegated with Bournemouth.

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David Brooks is a 23-year-old Welsh winger who plays for Bournemouth. It is to be noted that Brooks started his youth career in Manchester City’s academy in 2004. He stayed with them for 10 years before moving to Sheffield United’s academy.

He went out on loan to Halifax town in 2015 but couldn’t get many games under his belt. It was only in 2017 at Sheffield United that he got a good run in the side. He managed to rack up 33 games that season.

LEICESTER, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 16: David Brooks of Sheffield United takes on Ben Chilwell of Leicester City during the The Emirates FA Cup Fifth Round between Leicester City and Sheffield United at The King Power Stadium on February 16, 2018 in Leicester, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

In 2018, he joined AFC Bournemouth and was one of the best performers that season. However, an ankle injury kept him out for most of the 2019-20 season as he missed 33 games (source – Transfermarkt).

So far, he has racked up close to 50 appearances for the Cherries, scoring 8 goals and assisting another 5 (source – Transfermarkt). Brooks played for England until the U-20s level but switched to Wales after that. He is now a part of the Welsh senior side with 12 appearances and one goal so far.

Why Manchester United should avoid a move for David Brooks

Brooks is a very talented player and even plays in a position that Manchester United need players in. His versatility of playing as a second striker and attacking midfielder does add to the appeal. But Manchester United should still look in the other direction for various factors.

BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND – JULY 19: David Brooks of AFC Bournemouth runs with the ball during the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Southampton FC at Vitality Stadium on July 19, 2020 in Bournemouth, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

First and foremost, they have already recruited two young and expensive youngsters Amad Diallo and Facundo Pellistri. Spending on a player in the same bracket does not sound logical. Secondly, the club needs an established player on the right wing.

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David Brooks isn’t the player Manchester United need at this point. He does fit the category of signings the club have made in recent seasons but this is one transfer they can do without. Instead, the club should look to focus on defensive reinforcements in January and pursue other targets in the summer.

Written by Sourav Ghosh

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