Howe lands striker Brooks

01 July 2018 05:40:32 EST

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe has managed to persuade Sheffield United striker David Brooks to join the Cherries.

The highly-rated 20-year-old is believed to have moved to the south coast for an initial transfer fee of £10million, with add-ons potentially increasing the deal to around £11.5million.

The Wales international has penned a four-year contract with Bournemouth, 4/5 to finish in the top half of the Premier League table in 2018/19.

Brooks, who is Howe's first signing of the summer, said: "The chance to play for a club in the Premier League is a great opportunity. I'm delighted to be on board.

"When you look at Eddie Howe as a manager, you want to be involved in something like that. He's got big ambitions and develops young players well and gives them a chance.

"That's something I'm looking for and he was one of the main attractions for me to come to Bournemouth."

Brooks made 30 appearances in the league, although only nine were starts, for the Blades and has won three caps for Wales.

He scored three goals in the Championship for Sheffield United, 4/5 to be promoted in 2018/19, last term - against Leeds United, Millwall and Burton Albion.

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