Bournemouth captain opens up on keeping David Brooks amidst Spurs links

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David Brooks

Bournemouth captain, Steve Cook has admitted that he is desperate to see rumoured Tottenham Hotspur target David Brooks stay at the Vitality Stadium and help the Cherries to win promotion back to the top flight.

Brooks was linked with Tottenham during the summer transfer window (Evening Standard), with reports continuing to suggest that the Lilywhites were interested in snapping him up (Daily Mail).

The links during the summer were not particularly surprising considering that the 23-year-old has been a long-term target for Spurs.

The club reportedly tried to sign him two years ago when he was at Sheffield United, as well as last year after his breakout season in the Premier League with Bournemouth.

What was surprising was the fact that the Cherries managed to hold on to the Wales international despite their relegation to the Championship.

That seems to be paying dividends as the winger has started the season in great form, with Jason Tindall’s side currently sitting second in the league.

Cook has admitted that he is hopeful Brooks will not leave the club when the transfer window opens in January, with Premier League vultures potentially set to circle around the talented youngster once more.

Cook told Bournemouth Echo: “He’s positive, very confident and he’s probably the best player in this league. We need to make the most of him.

“We need to keep him and go up to the Premier League. I’m sure then everyone will be happy. We need to keep our best players to get out of this league.

“We’ve got an aim. Every player in the changing room has got that aim. We want to put everything right from last year – and that includes Brooksy.”

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