Man United target now ‘begging’ for EPL return


Man United were highly interested in Bournemouth midfielder David Brooks but he was unable to make the move to Old Trafford and has to relegate with his team.

The Sun reports that David Brooks is now keen to return to the Premier League where he feels he will be more fulfilled as a player after hinting that his time was cut short.

It is assumed that the reason why Man United were unable to land the 23-year-old is because of his £50 million price tag which they could not meet as other suitors also failed to pay that amount to Bournemouth.

Speaking of his intention to return to the topflight League, David Brooks told The Echo that “I think being in the Premier League – I had a full season and then got injured. From my point of view, it was cut a bit short for myself.

“I was disappointed I couldn’t really factor in last year, so I am desperate to get back to the Premier League, and hopefully it’s with Bournemouth. Everyone wants to be playing at the big, nice stadiums and on the big occasions hopefully, when the crowds are back in”

He, therefore, added that his team are working hard to ensure a return to the Premier League next season as he expressed confidence that they can achieve that.

However, David Brooks is more likely to return to the Premier League by remaining with Bournemouth than joining Man United because of the several options now available at Old Trafford.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer brought in Bruno Fernandes in the last January transfer window and Dutch midfielder Donny van de Beek from Ajax in the last summer window which adds to the presence of Nemanja Matic and Paul Pogba in the team. There is hardly any space for David Brooks unless Paul Pogba leaves the club as speculated.


Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.