Bournemouth winger David Brooks could be an alternative to Josh King for West Ham according to a report from Football.London.
First and foremost, Hammers boss David Moyes should be trying to sign a new centre-back, a central midfielder and a left wing-back before the Premier League/Championship deadline expires on Friday.
But our need for more attacking options should not be underestimated.
Grady Diangana, Felipe Anderson, Jordan Hugill, Albian Ajeti and Xande Silva all left the London Stadium throughout the summer transfer window after all.
According to a report from the Telegraph, West Ham are looking to solve that particular issue by bringing in Bournemouth ace Josh King.
But if they fail to get that one over the line, Football.London claims that Moyes could switch his attention to Cherries winger David Brooks.
This quite simply doesn’t ring true, however.
The Daily Star recently claimed that Bournemouth will demand as much as £30 million for the 23-year-old. And we clearly won’t be able to afford that kind of fee.
The Welshman suffered serious injury problems las season as well, making just nine appearances for the Cherries.
He did enjoy a wonderfully successful campaign the season before, however, with seven goals and five assists to his name in 30 Premier League games for the south coast club (Who Scored).
Brooks may be a decent addition for West Ham. But unless Bournemouth are willing to drop their asking price to around £15-20 million, it won’t be happening. Simple as that.