At the age of 17, David Brooks was released by Manchester City. He then joined the Youth system of Sheffield United. He joined Bournemouth from Sheffield for a fee around £11.5 million. Now at 21, he is becoming an integral part of Howe’s team as each day passes by. Just as Sancho, he will be happy that he left Manchester City for the good.
So how good is David Brooks? So far in 15 games, Brooks has accumulated 3 goals and 1 assist to his name. He is gaining momentum with each passing game and is certainly an asset for Eddie Howe.
Why did Manchester City let him go? Maybe his physicality had a role to play in that. He is just 5ft 3ins and every team will think twice before wrapping him up. A player of less physicality have chances that he might find difficult to thrive in the Premier League, but Brooks is starting to prove his doubters wrong.
AFC Bournemouth is having a great start to the Premier League season and Brooks role in that can’t be understated. How far will they go? They can fight for a Europa League spot if things go according to plan. We are living in an era where teams can do wonders. The fairy tale of Leicester is a source of inspiration for any team.
With age by his side and under a good manager David Brooks can go a long way. We expect him to do so as well.