After months, even years, of Leicester City needing a winger, they could finally be landing someone to be an outlet from out wide.
According to reports from MEN Sport, Leicester City are at the front in line to sign Bournemouth winger David Brooks this summer. The Welshman missed the majority of last season due to an ankle injury, Brooks made 30 appearances the season in 2018/19, scoring 7 and creating five goals.
The report claims that the winger is expecting an offer from Brendan Rodgers’ side in the next weeks, with Manchester United prioritising Jadon Sancho.
Brooks has just finished international duty with Wales and will return to Bournemouth with Callum Wilson and Ryan Fraser both now at Newcastle United. With Josh King looking like the next outgoing for the Cherries, Brooks will be hoping to show his worth in the Premier League next season, not the Championship.
The 23-year-old can play either down the middle or as a winger, something both United and the Foxes are desperate for. Ole Gunnar Solksjaer’s men have had Brooks on their watchlist all summer.
However, after the acquisition of Donny van de Beek they no longer need a central midfielder. With Borussia Dortmund star Sancho still wanted, it is more likely that Leicester will make the most of it.
In fact, the Welshman’s new manager Jason Tindall admitted that players could be sold if valuations are met.
“I think first and foremost there’s a lot that’s got to happen.
“We as a football club have got a value of what we believe for our players and if that value is met then players have got the opportunity to then discuss with whoever they need to discuss with and then make the decision they feel is right for them.”
Tindall continued: “Until any offers come in for any players then they remain in Bournemouth regardless anyway. The squad are happy here.”
With Brooks’ contract running at the Vitality Stadium until 2022, it would be smart for the Cherries to cash in now. If promotion is not secured this season, the value of Brooks could decrease next summer.
Following the defeat to Manchester United on the final day, Rodgers confirmed his wish to “add more creativity at the top end.” The signature of Brooks will please the Foxes faithful and add competition to the current crop of wingers at the club.