AFC Bournemouth look set to retain the service of David Brooks this summer in what is a huge boost to Scott Parker’s plans for the 2021/22 season, a source has exclusively revealed to Football League World.
Parker has been appointed as the Cherries’ new gaffer ahead of the 2021/22 campaign, which will be their second in the Championship after play-off heartache last term.
Brooks was widely expected to be someone that Bournemouth lost on the back of failing to win promotion to the Premier League, but that doesn’t appear to be the case at this stage of the summer.
A source has revealed to Football League World that Brooks is showing a willingness to stay put at the Vitality Stadium and commit at least one more season to the Cherries on the back of Parker’s appointment.
The 24-year-old made 34 appearances in the Championship last season, impressing with five goals and seven assists, proving to be an attacking inspiration under Jason Tindall and, then, Jonathan Woodgate.
Brooks, who completed a reported £11.5m move from Sheffield United to Bournemouth in 2018, was unable to inspire Woodgate’s side past Brentford in the play-off semi-finals, leaving the South Coast club facing a second year without Premier League football.
Since then, Brooks has represented Wales at Euro 2020, making three appearances and helping his country reach the knockout stages of the competition for the second successive tournament.
They were eliminated by eventual semi-finalists, Denmark, in the first knockout stage.