Pundit claims £40m-rated midfielder linked with Spurs ‘could play for anybody’

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Dom Le Roy

Rumoured Tottenham Hotspur target David Brooks is good enough to play for any top team across Europe, according to former Welsh international Nathan Blake.

It was reported in July that Tottenham were keen on Brooks along with his team-mate Callum Wilson following Bournemouth’s relegation from the Premier League (Evening Standard).

However, any transfer could be complicated due to the fact that the Cherries are reportedly determined not to allow the silky left-footer to leave on a cut-price deal (Daily Star).

Reports indicate that Manchester United are also eyeing a move for the 23-year-old, who is expected to cost around £40million.

Blake does not believe the price tag for Brooks is excessive as he insisted that the winger will be an asset for any side across Europe due to his versatility.

The former Cardiff City striker backed the Bournemouth star to make a big move this summer.

Speaking about Brooks, Blake told Manchester Evening News: “I think he’s a great player, he’s got great game intelligence. He can play anywhere, central midfield, centre-forward, left-wing or right-wing and to do that you need a great understanding of football, which he’s got, versatility comes with that.

“He can be dominant because he understands the game, just like Ryan Giggs was when he moved from the left into central positions. Brooks I think is possibly, other than Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey, Wales’ best player.

“I think he’d be at home at any level, I think he’s that good a player. I look at him and think he could play for anybody: Barcelona, Juventus, Man United – I think he’s that kind of boy.”

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Given the recent reports linking us with moves for the likes of Donny Van de Beek and Nicolo Zaniolo, it is clear that Jose Mourinho wants to add one more creative midfielder to the squad to potentially provide competition for Dele Alli. I would not be surprised if Brooks is the man we end up going for as he is proven in the Premier League and likely to be cheaper than both Van de Beek and Zaniolo.

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