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Why David Brooks can help Tottenham replace Christian Eriksen

The Daily Mail has reported that Tottenham have joined the race for Bournemouth star David Brooks, with the youngster having a fabulous break-out season. The midfielder arrived at the Vitality Stadium over the summer, in what has proved to be an absolute steal at £11million from Sheffield United, adapting brilliantly to the Premier League.

The 21-year-old has been in fine form since his arrival, making an appearance in all but four games this season, producing 10 goals in the process. Not only that, his creativity and energy on the pitch has seen him shoot up to the top of a few shortlists, with the youngster a Manchester United and now Tottenham’s main target.

For Mauricio Pochettino and his team, Brooks could be just the man they are looking for if they are to replace Christian Eriksen. The Danish midfielder has been consistently linked with a move away, with the likes of Barcelona, Real Madrid and even Manchester United interested. Given Tottenham’s lack of spending, things could get complicated in the summer.

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David Brooks

While the 26-year-old isn’t the one to force a move away, the North London side still need another option in case something irresistable does come his way. Bringing in David Brooks, however, does afford Tottenham to make a rather smooth transition, despite the fact that the 21-year-old will need some time to adjust to a new style of play.

But that shouldn’t be an issue, especially given the fact that Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe and Mauricio Pochettino do have very similar styles of play, with a high-press involved. Truth be told, Brooks certainly won’t turn down the chance to join a top-six side, and given his talent, he will only improve in the coming months and years.

His ability to play as an attacking midfielder or as a winger simply adds to his value, but it’s his creativity in the final third that makes him so wanted.

The 21-year-old has shown the world exactly what he does with the ball, and while losing Eriksen will certainly net them some money, paying £50million for David Brooks makes sense.

David Brooks

That being said, Spurs should only make this move if Eriksen is shipped out, otherwise, a move for the youngster makes no sense for either side. It would allow Manchester United a chance to swoop in.

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The Red Devils are looking for a replacement for the ageing Juan Mata and with the Spaniard out of contract at the end of the season, few replacements would come as good as David Brooks.

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