Tottenham Hotspur defender Ben Davies raves about former target David Brooks

David Brooks of Bournemouth kicks the ball during the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Crystal Palace at Vitality Stadium on October 1, 2018 in Bournemouth, United Kingdom.

Tottenham Hotspur were said to want David Brooks this summer, but he ended up at Bournemouth instead.

Ben Davies of Tottenham Hotspur in action during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur at Emirates Stadium on November 18, 2017 in London, England.

Tottenham Hotspur defender Ben Davies has raved about David Brooks on BBC Sport, just months after the youngster was linked with a move to Mauricio Pochettino’s side.

The Sun suggested that Spurs had identified Brooks’ talent when he was at Sheffield United, and they were poised to make a move for the forward in the summer.

However, Tottenham spent most of the past transfer window trying and failing to get Jack Grealish.

With Spurs’s attention elsewhere, Bournemouth ended up capitalising and taking Brooks from Sheffield United.

 

The Welshman has gone on to excel in the Premier League, and Davies says that he has been very impressed by the youngster’s quality when playing with him at international level.

"He is a top player. He has a lot of ability and talent that defenders just don't want to come up against," Davies said.

"We'll have a good attacking threat in him against Ireland.”

David Brooks of Bournemouth kicks the ball during the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Crystal Palace at Vitality Stadium on October 1, 2018 in Bournemouth, United Kingdom.

Spurs may well be regretting not moving for Brooks now, as he looks to have an extremely bright future ahead of him.

Tottenham have been great developers of talent in recent times, and Brooks could have excelled under Pochettino.

But it seems that the attacker is perfectly happy at Bournemouth now, where he is getting plenty of game time, and his reputation is increasing by the match.

David Brooks of AFC Bournemouth battles for possession with Patrick Van Aanholt of Crystal Palace during the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Crystal Palace at Vitality...

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