According to reports, Leeds United is looking to raid Bournemouth in January in order to capture winger David Brooks on loan. Players like Dan James and Ethan Ampadu can assist us in obtaining the talented attacker.
This season, Brooks, 26, has played a significant role for Bournemouth. The Wales star, who has played 14 times across all competitions, is healthy and back to his best after a challenging few years due to cancer.
With the January transfer window approaching, reports from Friday state that Leeds and Southampton are interested in recruiting Brooks from the Vitality Stadium on a temporary basis. At this level of play, Brooks is unmatched.
He has contributed to 20 goals in 69 Championship games in the past, so he would be a huge asset in what appears to be a fierce battle for the top two, with Southampton now leading Leeds.
But Leeds, thanks to the presence of Joe Rodon, Dan James, and Ethan Ampadu—three colleagues from Wales—have a clear advantage over Southampton in the race to sign Brooks.
Why Leeds stands to gain the most if David Brooks is signed in January
Brooks would be very happy to go to Southampton, but Leeds would also be a great fit. Both teams are playing appealing football, which would fit Brooks, who Chris Wilder has previously referred to as a “match winner.”
Which club, though, would he rather join? Undoubtedly, a team in which he is familiar with Ampadu, Rodon, and James—his teammates from Wales. Without a doubt, we are the front-runners to sign him.
Naturally, Leeds needs a no. 10 after failing to attract players like Matt O’Riley or Nadiem Amiri. Joel Piroe is a competent player, although his form has fluctuated. Brooks would make those choices better.
And with our three Wales stars in tow, we have the best chance of securing him. They must be attempting to persuade Brooks to sign on over the phone. A weapon that Southampton cannot claim.