By Daniel Moxon – @dmoxon_
Liverpool have ‘sustained interest’ in Bournemouth man David Brooks as the club monitor him as a transfer target, despite his recent move to the south coast. The Kopite can reveal.
The revelation comes as a surprise as the Cherries only signed the 21-year old for an undisclosed fee, reported to be around £11.5m, in July after impressing in the Championship for Sheffield United, but the Reds are quietly confident of tempting him into a move to Merseyside despite spending such a short time on the south coast.
Jurgen Klopp’s side were tempted to join the race to sign Brooks in the summer but decided instead to focus on other targets – they have since revived their interest after seeing his impressive start to life in the Premier League and would want to bring him to the club should the opportunity arise.
The Warrington-born midfielder made his Wales debut in 2017 and is good friends with countryman Harry Wilson, Liverpool’s prospect currently on-loan at Derby County.
Brooks has been spending time with the Reds’ youngster recently in the last few international breaks, and it is said that Wilson has spoken to his international teammate in the past about joining him at Anfield.
A source close to The Kopite said: “Liverpool really like the look of David Brooks and are monitoring his situation closely.
“It may seem like a surprise as he’s only just moved [to Bournemouth] but he’s good pals with [Harry] Wilson though and I’m sure that there’s stuff happening there.
“He’s certainly going to be staying on Liverpool’s radar and the club could make an approach to sign him at some point.”
Brooks moved to the south coast on a four-year deal in July after being one of the Blades’ key players in their push for the playoffs during the 2017/18 season.
By next summer he will still have three years remaining on his contract meaning that it would cost the Reds significantly more than what Eddie Howe’s side paid if they want to prise him away from the Vitality Stadium.
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