According to the Sheffield Star, Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder wants to launch a January move for Bournemouth playmaker David Brooks.
It’s been a tough start to the season for the Blades; they remain without a win, and have managed to score just twice on their to notching one point.
Chris Wilder will be hoping to get his side back to last season’s form sooner rather than later, but may already be eyeing major reinforcements in January.
It’s now suggested that Bournemouth ace Brooks is a top target, and one that Chris Wilder will push the club’s board to try and sign in the winter window.
Wilder coached Brooks at Bramall Lane before his 2018 move to Bournemouth, and now wants to reunite with the Welshman in 2021.
However, Bournemouth are expected demand at least £30million for Brooks, which could be a problem for United unless Wilder can persuade the club to strike a deal.
The Daily Mail reported last week that Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur both fancy signing Brooks, so the Blades may face major competition if they do make a move to re-sign the 23-year-old.
Capable of playing out wide or as a number 10, Brooks showed real potential in the Premier League, but a major injury cut his progress short – and teams may now want to see how he fares in the Championship before weighing up a 2021 move.