Transfer Focus: Pochettino can take David Brooks to the next level at Tottenham

Tottenham Hotspur are interested in signing Bournemouth talent David Brooks this summer, according to The Sun.

What’s the story?

Spurs haven’t signed a player for two transfer windows now and despite an excellent season that has the potential to deliver a UEFA Champions League trophy, the squad is still in need of some reinforcements next season.

The paper say that Mauricio Pochettino is again looking at young British talent to improve his squad, with moves for Bournemouth duo David Brooks and Callum Wilson in the works.

Both would be available for around £40m each, states the report, with Daniel Levy set to loosen the purse strings and let the Spurs boss flex a bit of financial muscle.

What are they offering?

Wilson would be a fine back-up option to Harry Kane in attack, with his 14 goals and 10 assists in the Premier League this season proof enough that he can be a reliable performer in the top-flight.

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The real excitement would likely be with Brooks though, who has had an excellent season with the Cherries, finding himself nominated for the PFA Young Player of the Year award.

Showing exciting attacking ambition from central midfield, he produced 12 direct goal contributions throughout the season which isn’t a bad return at all for a debut campaign in the top-flight.

With a bit of Pochettino polish, fans would be expecting him to reach similar levels to other young British talents at the club in recent seasons such as Dele Alli.

Pochettino in it for the long haul

The signing of Brooks would also be a bit of an indication that the Spurs boss isn’t intending to leave the club anytime soon.

With the player just 21 years of age and looking every bit like a Pochettino signing, it’s a signal he is ready to build a new cycle at the club now the transfer restrictions of Levy are being loosened.

The Argentinian has been linked with a big move to Juventus this summer, but investing in exciting young talents would demonstrate to supporters he isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.