MANCHESTER UNITED are lining up Bournemouth star David Brooks as an alternative to Jadon Sancho, reports claim.
The Red Devils have been linked with the Borussia Dortmund winger all year and made him their No1 summer target.
David Brooks is the latest attacker to be linked with Man Utd
But having missed Dortmund’s August 10 deadline to sew up a deal, the German side are playing hardball over their much-coveted asset.
And with club chiefs Michael Zorc, Hans-Joachim Watzke and Sebastian Kehl having all ruled out any Sancho move, United appear to be looking elsewhere.
According to Sport Witness, Brooks – who like Sancho came through Manchester City’s academy – is a “serious” target for the Red Devils.
They also state that things could move very quickly, as it would be a much easier deal to complete than for Sancho.
Brooks, 23, missed the majority of the 2019-20 season with a nasty ankle injury, but did manage to return for the final nine games – getting on the scoresheet against former club City.
But it was the season before in which the Welsh international was really able to shine, scoring seven times and making a further five assists in his debut top-flight campaign.
United are eager to sign another attacker, despite the exceptional performances of Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood.
While Brooks is a deal that could easily be done, the Red Devils have also been connected to other targets.
Barcelona have squashed rumours of a move for Ousmane Dembele, although Kingsley Coman and Douglas Costa have also been linked.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is also thought to be chasing another centre-back, with Kalidou Koulibaly and Issa Diop reportedly in the frame.
By: Etienne Fermie
Title: Man Utd ‘seriously’ considering David Brooks transfer as Bournemouth star becomes latest Jadon Sancho alternative
Sourced From: www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/12440958/man-utd-david-brooks-sancho/
Published Date: Wed, 19 Aug 2020 09:28:21 +0000