Former Spur believes £40million target should remain at his current club

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Dom Le Roy

David Brooks has had an impressive first season on the south coast since joining Bournemouth in a deal worth £11.5million from Sheffield United in July of last year (Sky Sports).

The Welshman has been attracting interest from Spurs during his time with the Blades (The Sun) but a move failed to materialise and he ended up joining Eddie Howe’s side.

Missing out on Brooks looks to be a costly mistake for Spurs who have since been linked with a move in the region of £40million for the 21-year-old (The Sun).

Darren Anderton, who played for both Bournemouth and Spurs during his playing career believed that Brooks is at the best club for him despite rumours of him being on the radar at North London.

Brooks was shortlisted for PFA Young Player of the Year and was rewarded with a new long term contract in March (BBC).

He made 30 appearances in the Premier League last season, scoring seven goals and providing five assists.

Anderton told the Bournemouth Echo when asked if Spurs would be a good fit for the player: “Possibly but I think there is no reason for him to move on now.

“Bournemouth is the perfect club for him.”

He added: “He is different class. He has real quality. He has taken to the Premier League like a duck to water.

“He was a great find and he is going to have a great career.”

Opinion

Brooks has proven this season that he has the quality to be a top flight footballer and at just 21, his future is bright. 

It is frustrating that Tottenham’s scouting network have not followed through with their interest when they could have signed him for a fraction of what he would now cost.

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