Report claims Spurs are not looking to sign long-term target this summer

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Dom Le Roy

The Sun have claimed that Tottenham Hotspur are not currently in the market for David Brooks.

Brooks as well as his Bournemouth teammate, Callum Wilson were both reported to be on Tottenham’s radar this summer following the Cherries relegation to the Championship (Mirror).

It was reported that Spurs faced competition from multiple Premier League sides for both Wilson and Brooks (Sky Sports).

A recent report in The Daily Star suggested that Bournemouth were looking to hang on to Brooks despite losing their top-flight status.

They revealed that the Cherries had put a £30million price tag on the attacking midfielder to ward off interested clubs.

The Sun now claims that Bournemouth will only sell the Welshman this summer if they receive an offer of around £40m.

The report reveals that Crystal Palace want to sign the Cherries star and are ready to make an opening offer of around £22m for him.

They also assert that neither Spurs or Manchester United are in the market for the attacking midfielder this summer.

Tottenham are said to have had a long-standing interest in Brooks having been keen to bring him to North London when he was still a Sheffield United player (The Sun).

Spurs Web Opinion

It would not surprise me if we are not in for Brooks. As talented as the midfielder is, we currently have Giovani Lo Celso, Erik Lamela and Dele Alli competing for what seems like one attacking midfield spot.

While I can see why Jose would want to bring in a fourth wide option (apart from Son, Moura and Bergwijn) if he is regularly going to play something similar to a 4-3-3, an attacking midfielder seems like the last thing we need this summer.

Some fans would argue that we lack a player like Eriksen who can pick a pass and help unlock a defence but a need for a creative player in midfield, very much depends on the system a team plays. For example, Liverpool eased their way to a title with a rather workman-like midfield that lacked a traditional playmaker.

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