Report: Newcastle want to sign Bournemouth's David Brooks

Newcastle United Manager Rafael Benitez smiles during the Premier League match between Huddersfield Town and Newcastle United at John Smith's Stadium on December 15, 2018 in Huddersfield,...

Bournemouth duo David Brooks and Ryan Fraser are reportedly on the radar of Premier League rivals Newcastle United.

David Brooks of AFC Bournemouth signs a contract extension at Vitality Stadium on March 4, 2019 in Bournemouth, England.

Newcastle United are planning an ambitious approach to sign David Brooks from Bournemouth this summer, according to the Daily Star.

Manager Rafa Benitez is out of contract this summer and he has made it clear that the club will have to match his ambition if he is to commit his future to St James’ Park, meaning owner Mike Ashley might have to add to January’s £20 million signing Miguel Almiron.

 

Brooks would certainly cost more than £20 million. The Mirror reported recently that the highly-rated Welshman is valued at around £50 million these days, having joined Bournemouth from Sheffield United for a fifth of that fee just last year.

The 21-year-old has been a revelation on the South Coast, tallying seven goals and five assists in his first Premier League season to put himself in contention to win the Young Player of the Year award.

David Brooks of AFC Bournemouth controls the ball prior to scoring his team's second goal during the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Chelsea FC at Vitality Stadium on...

His skill and vision would certainly offer something different to a Newcastle attack that has already been enhanced by the speed and unpredictability of Paraguayan international Almiron.

The Star adds that another Bournemouth forward, the Scottish winger Ryan Fraser, is also on the Magpies’ radar.

Ryan Fraser of AFC Bournemouth celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and AFC Bournemouth at American Express...

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