Liverpool are weighing up a £35 million offer for Bournemouth winger David Brooks, according to the Daily Mail. And if Jurgen Klopp does move for the 23-year-old, it could be end up being mission impossible for West Ham.
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The Daily Star claimed last week that Hammers boss David Moyes is keen to bring Brooks to the London Stadium this summer.
The British tabloid suggested that it would take around £30 million for West Ham to prise him away from the south cost.
The Hammers already had their work cut out then. But now it might just be an impossible task for the east Londoners.
The Daily Mail suggest that Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is ready to spend £35 million to bring Brooks to Anfield.
And if that really is the case, West Ham surely have no chance. And that is a real shame. Brooks would have been an excellent addition for the Hammers.
Brooks played just nine Premier League games for the Cherries this season, having missed seven months of the campaign with a serious ankle injury (Transfermarkt).
The 23-year-old does possess real talent, however. He proved that during the 2018/19 campaign, with seven goals and five assists to his name in 30 Premier League games for Bournemouth (Transfermarkt).
It could be argued that the Cherries ace is not worth in excess of £30 million, however. Especially considering his recent injury problems.
But Klopp is the kind of manager who will be able to get the absolute maximum out of the 23-year-old winger.
And Liverpool signing Brooks will undoubtedly end up being the Merseyside outfit’s gain and West Ham’s loss.