Date: 7th September 2018 at 5:17am
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When you have only just turned 21-years of age and started just nine games in the second tier of English football, some people may suggest that a move to a Premier League club could be a risk.

It would be a big move for anyone, but for someone so young and inexperienced could the move be coming too soon?

For David Brooks, he opted to make the £10million move from Sheffield United to AFC Bournemouth and in 3 games thus far, it looks like it was the right move for the youngster.

Brooks has made a place in AFC Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe’s starting XI his own. He may well have been a central player in the Championship, but for the Cherries, he’s found a home on the right wing.

Subsequently, he played against Republic of Ireland in a similar role, supporting Real Madrid attacker Gareth Bale.

Big moves bring the most reward and that looks like it will be the case for Brooks.

AFC Bournemouth and Wales attacker David Brooks told the Daily Echo

“It’s a big move for myself and it has been a case of trying to hit the ground running and get embedded with the lads as quickly as possible.

“They have helped me a lot in terms of getting me involved and making the effort with me. It has made my job a lot easier and means I can focus on my football.

“As soon as I came in and started training with all the lads, I could tell the intensity and quality of the players and what the Premier League standard was.”

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Tinpot Club wrote…

David Brooks looks very much like a Matt Ritchie. Coming inside onto his left foot. A playmaking wide midfielder rather than a flying winger. I’d say Brooks has the potential to be better than Ritchie in this role due to his superior vision and composure.

With Jefferson Lerma, I see him as a more box to box player than a pure defensive enforcer. Ultimately I think he’ll replace Dan Gosling in the side rather than Andrew Surman. Alongside Lewis Cook, it has the potential to be a very exciting combination. – Join the conversation, click here.

 

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