An exclusive has emerged from the Daily Mirror that Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United are set to go head-to-head to sign Bournemouth midfielder David Brooks.
Mauricio Pochettino is said to be aware of the Wales international since last year but United are reportedly in the running for Brooks’ signature too.
There is every chance Pochettino could look to bring Brooks to United if the Argentine coach lands the United job, though United will also note Spurs’ interest in the player as a sign they’re not alone with their interest.
Bournemouth won the race to sign Brooks in the summer with him signing for £11.5 million from Sheffield United.
Brooks came through Manchester City’s academy before leaving for Bramall Lane in 2017. Now, he is back taking the top-flight by storm and is being tipped to be nominated for the PFA Youth Player of the Year award.
He now has 9 senior caps for Wales and you can be sure manager Ryan Giggs will be available to offer former teammate Ole Gunnar Solskjaer advice ahead of a potential transfer.
Bournemouth are without their 21-year-old sensation for up to a month with an ankle injury he picked up in the 4-0 hammering over Chelsea midweek.
The youngster’s rise to prominence has been remarkable and it’s a testament to his ability that Spurs and United are considering moves prior to the summer.
Watch this space…