Speaking to the Sheffield Star, Chris Wilder has confirmed that there is no buy-out clause in David Brooks’ new contract with Sheffield United, despite the youngster attracting interest from the Premier League after an impressive start to the Sky Bet Championship season.
Brooks has burst onto the scene this season for Sheffield United, with some exceptional performances on the club’s return to the Championship. The Blades handed Brooks a new four-year deal earlier this week, keeping the 20-year-old contracted at Bramall Lane until at least the summer of 2021.
Reports have suggested that Premier League clubs are monitoring Brooks’ development in the Championship, but despite that, the Blades have not opted to insert a buy-out clause in Brooks’ new contract, with Wilder insisting that the length of the forward’s new deal is more than enough to keep him at Bramall Lane.
Wilder said: “There is no buy-out clause in the contract. It is just about time (the length of the contract).”
Brooks has made 10 Championship appearances this season, helping the Blades to third in the table after 12 fixtures of the season. Wilder’s side are just two points behind Wolverhampton Wanderers, who top the table, and are currently level on points with Cardiff City, who occupy the second automatic promotion place.
Sheffield United welcome Reading to Bramall Lane this weekend.
It is a surprise that Sheffield United haven’t put a price on Brooks, with the value of the player now up for debate.
The Blades clearly don’t feel under any pressure that they might lose Brooks, but if he continues to develop at the rapid rate he is, there will be plenty of interest in the 20-year-old.
Brooks appears extremely committed to Wilder and the Blades, and there is a chance he could end up in the Premier League with Sheffield United, who are impressing in the Championship.
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