David Brooks signs new Bournemouth contract


He has been the breakout star of the 2018-19 Premier League season and now David Brooks has a new contract.

The Bournemouth and Wales winger has been a revelation in his first-ever PL season, as the Cherries paid Sheffield United $15.1 million for him in the summer.

Brooks, 21, has scored six goals and added four assists in 22 appearances in the Premier League and his ability to combine with Ryan Fraser, Callum Wilson and Josh King has ripped open opposition defenses.

Speaking about his new deal at the Vitality Stadium, Brooks was delighted to commit his long-term future to Eddie Howe‘s side.

“When talks started about a new deal it was something I wanted and it didn’t take long to sort out. When I arrived at the club, not many people would have anticipated the start I have made – myself included,” Brooks said. “I’m happy with the amount of games I’ve played and the performances I’ve put in for the team. I’ve loved every minute of my time here so far and I’m really happy to extend my contract.”

Brooks is a proper Bournemouth player.

Manager Eddie Howe has a great reputation for developing young talent and picking out gems from the lower leagues of English soccer. He has done it again with Brooks, who has become a regular for the Welsh national team and has scored some great goals for the Cherries this season as his rapid development is clear for all to see.

With big clubs sniffing around Brooks, locking him into a new long-term deal is a smart move by Bournemouth. The slight winger is most comfortable drifting off the flank to join attacks and his deceptive pace on the break is one of his major threats.

Bournemouth fans will get to enjoy that for many more years to come.