..AFC Bournemouth are expected to complete the signing of a young Welsh international over the course of the weekend.
Sheffield United midfielder David Brooks appears to have been one of Cherries manager Eddie Howe’s main targets this summer.
A 20-year-old midfielder, who was a product of the Manchester City academy, Brooks joined Sheffield United in 2014, signing a professional contract just one year later.
He represented England at Under 20’s level before switching allegiance to Wales, playing for their Under 21’s side before making his full international bow.
On Wednesday it was reported by Sky Sports News that AFC Bournemouth and Sheffield United had agreed on a transfer fee for Brooks.
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) June 27, 2018
That fee is reportedly £10million but could rise to around £15million with various clauses and add-ons written into the deal.
On Thursday, he was reportedly having his medical with AFC Bournemouth staff.
???? Sheffield United midfielder David Brooks is undergoing a medical at #AFCB today
???? The fee would be an initial £10million, potentially rising to £11.5million pic.twitter.com/ytVXyBUvfV
— BBC Solent Sport (@solentsport) June 28, 2018
That news was confirmed by Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder, who told Sky Sports…
“David is on the way to Bournemouth to have a medical and discuss personal terms.
“The deal looks well on its way. If both clubs have agreed a fee – that usually happens before a medical takes place and the personal [terms] are discussed.
We’re all assuming that Brooks will play from the off… Going on recent signings, he’ll be lucky to get any game time before October…
Expect a starting midfield of Lewis Cook and Andrew Surman/Dan Gosling/Harry Arter (whoever is left)…
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