Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder has revealed he has held several conversations with other clubs over the future of young star David Brooks, with Tottenham reportedly in the hunt for his signature.
The Mirror report that Spurs and Premier League rivals Liverpool and Everton have monitored the 20-year-old wonderkid regularly throughout the season.
Brooks has recently signed a four-year contract with the Blades, but it is thought he will be sold if a big-money bid comes in for the young Welsh international, who is rated at around £20million.
Wilder has insisted Brooks is not for sale and is a massive part of the club’s future, but also revealed that he had held several conversations with different parties regarding the attacking midfielder.
As quoted by the Mirror, Wilder said: ”There’s a lot of off-the-record conversations, whether it be agents, or even clubs themselves asking what we are doing.
“But nothing changes from my point of view. David is not for sale because he is part and parcel of what we are doing going forward.”
Football Insider verdict:
Brooks has shown himself to be an exciting talent in the Championship, and the 20-year-old’s two caps for Wales show the progress that he has made. Premier League interest in his signature looks to be hotting up, and the three clubs mentioned are all seriously big-hitters, capable of making an offer that the Blades can’t refuse. A move to Spurs to work under Mauricio Pochettino would most likely be the preferred option for the young star, but he may also want to stay in Sheffield and continue his development.
In other Tottenham Hotspur transfer news, a loan exit may be on the cards for this first-teamer as Pochettino frets over the club’s Champions League squad.