Bournemouth winger David Brooks is the type of player Steve Bruce would have liked Newcastle United to sign during the transfer window, claims former Premier League forward Dean Windass.
However, nothing materialised, meaning Joe Willock was the Magpies’ only permanent signing of the summer.
From Windass’ point of view, it will come as a disappointment to Bruce, with the ex-Hull City star believing Brooks is a player he would have really wanted.
“You can’t just rely on Callum Wilson,” Windass said in an exclusive interview with FFC. “Brooks is a good player. He can play in the Premier League and he is the type that Steve would probably like. Welsh international, did very well in the Premier League when Bournemouth played there, young boy as well.”
Brooks certainly did impress during his time in English football’s top flight. Back in the 2018/19 season, when he was fully fit, he registered 12 goal contributions in 30 appearances.
His form that campaign saw him win many plaudits, including from ex-Newcastle midfielder Jermaine Jenas, who compared him to the likes of Dele Alli and Raheem Sterling.