‘Best player on the pitch’ – Jenas impressed by rumoured Spurs target’s performance

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Dom Le Roy

Former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Jermaine Jenas has raved about the performance of rumoured Spurs target David Brooks in his first game back from injury.

Bournemouth got off to the worst possible start in their return to Premier League action when they suffered a 2-0 defeat at home by Crystal Palace.

The defeat means that Eddie Howe’s side still find themselves in the drop zone and have a lot of work to do to ensure their Premier League safety.

Brooks, who had been sidelined with an ankle injury for the entirety of the season got his first start of the campaign and he played in the number 10 role behind Callum Wilson.

The midfielder had an impressive first season at the Vitality Stadium after moving to Bournemouth in the summer of 2018, and Spurs were reportedly keen on snapping him up last summer.

The Sun have previously backed the Lilywhites to make another approach for the 22-year-old when the transfer market opens.

By the sounds of it, Jenas would certainly back Tottenham’s pursuit of the silky left-footer, with the pundit insisting that he saw a lot of positive signs in Brooks’ performance despite the attacking midfielder ending up on the losing side.

Speaking about the Wales international’s return to action, Jenas said during BBC’s live coverage (20 June, 7pm): “He looks like the best player on the pitch, his touches and movements. There’s a lot of positive signs.

“When you’ve been out for so long, it’s difficult. But he had the flair, he went by a few people, he looked like the one most likely to make something happen.

“He should be delighted with his first 60 minutes back in a Bournemouth shirt.”

Brooks will be looking for another decent performance this evening when his side face high-flying Wolves at Molineux.

Spurs Web Opinion

Brooks was one of my favourite players in the Premier League before he suffered an ankle injury last summer. If he can keep himself fit for the final eight games of the season and put in the same level of performances as he did against Palace, then I am sure many clubs including Spurs would rekindle their interest in the midfielder.

A part of me is desperate for Bournemouth to go down as I believe a lot of their players could make decent additions to our squad. If the Cherries do get relegated, I would love for Spurs to put in bids for the likes of Brooks, Nathan Ake and Josh King.

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