English Premiership

Sought-after Brooks signs new Bournemouth deal

2019-03-04 12:51
Callum Wilson and David Brooks
Callum Wilson and David Brooks (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Wales international midfielder David Brooks has committed his future to Bournemouth after signing a new long-term deal, the club confirmed on Monday.

The 21-year-old agreed fresh terms on a deal following an impressive start to life at Vitality Stadium.

Brooks arrived from Sheffield United and immediately established himself in the Cherries' starting line-up, as Eddie Howe's side made history with their best start to a Premier League season.

The youngster, who has been utilised in wide and central roles, has scored six goals in 26 appearances to date, while also picking up the club's Player of the Month award on three occasions.

"When talks started about a new deal it was something I wanted and it didn't take long to sort out," said Brooks.

"When I arrived at the club, not many people would have anticipated the start I have made - myself included.

"I’m happy with the amount of games I’ve played and the performances I’ve put in for the team.

"I've loved every minute of my time here so far and I’m really happy to extend my contract."

Bournemouth manager, Eddie Howe, said: "David has impressed everyone from the minute he stepped through the door, with his mature, creative performances on the pitch backed up by a good attitude and professional lifestyle off it.

"This contract means he can concentrate on developing his game with us, and it's been an excellent start to David’s AFC Bournemouth career."

AFC Bournemouth chief executive, Neill Blake, said: "I am delighted that we have agreed a new long-term contract with David.

"This club prides itself on buying young, talented players and developing them, and in the short time David has been with us, he has already made great strides.

"He is an integral part of what we are trying to achieve here, as the club looks to secure a fifth successive season in the Premier League."


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