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DONE DEAL: David Brooks thrilled to grab Bournemouth chance

Bournemouth have completed the signing of Sheffield United winger David Brooks.

The highly-rated 20-year-old has put pen to paper on a four-year deal at Vitality Stadium and arrives for an undisclosed fee.

Brooks rose through the ranks at Bramall Lane and enjoyed a loan spell at Halifax Town before making his Blades debut in August 2016.

He quickly gained a reputation as one of the brightest prospects outside the Premier League and made 37 appearances in all competitions for Sheffield United, netting three times.

“The chance to come and play for a club in the Premier League is a great opportunity for myself. I'm delighted to be on board," said Brooks.

“When you look at Eddie Howe as a manager you want to be involved in something like that. He's got big ambitions and with younger players he develops them well and he 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."

AFC Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe said: “David is a player we have been looking at for a long time.

“He is technically very good, has huge potential and will fit our philosophy in terms of how we want to play.

“We've seen enough to suggest he is a player who could be outstanding at this level in the future if he develops in the right way and is willing to learn and improve.

“I believe he has a very exciting future and I'm delighted that future will be here at Bournemouth."

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