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Ex-Wales coach Symons: Brooks a great acquisition for Bournemouth

Former Wales assistant coach Kit Symons is happy for former Sheffield United winger David Brooks over his move to Bournemouth.

It is understood Cherries agreed to pay an initial £10million to secure the 20-year-old attacker, who today completed a permanent switch from Sheffield United.

Symons told the Daily Echo: “He is a really good player with a really bright future. I think he will be a great acquisition.

“Bournemouth will think themselves very lucky because there were a lot of other clubs interested in him.

“From David's point of view, Bournemouth is a good one because he will get opportunities there sooner than at certain other clubs. He is a lad who just wants to play football.

“Price tags are what they are, it's what people are willing to pay. I think players, especially young ones, have got to try not to think about that and just get on with their game. I am sure that's what David will do.

“Given the way the modern game is, there is an awful lot of money flying around. You have to pay a premium to get top, young British talent and he's certainly one of those players."

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