Newcastle United are reportedly not pursuing a deal for Bournemouth winger David Brooks, as reported by Sky Sports’ Keith Downie via Twitter.
The Chronicle’s Lee Ryder tweeted yesterday that Newcastle’s chief scout, Steve Nickson, was spotted at the MKM Stadium on Saturday for Bournemouth’s 0-0 draw with Hull City.
It was not confirmed who Newcastle’s chief scout was there to assess, but Ryder suggested it may have been the Wales international.
Brooks has made a rather eventful start to the season with The Cherries, scoring once in the league, twice in the Cup, and has even seen red.
The 24-year-old has scored 17 and assisted a further 12 in 87 appearances for the south coast club since his 2018 move.
Brooks has also been targeted by Crystal Palace this summer, but there have been no signs that Patrick Vieira’s side are prepared to reignite their interest.
David Brooks is a very exciting player at Championship level, who has the technical ability, vision, and cutting edge to operate in the division above.
He is also integral to how Scott Parker’s team operate at the moment, meaning it would take a significant amount of cash to even force the club to consider selling.
It is also very late in the window, which would probably mean that if Newcastle were to step up their interest, they would be met by an extremely amplified price.
Bournemouth themselves are looking to recruit before tonight’s deadline, but they will not want to add a Brooks replacement to that list.