Liverpool are still said to be interested in securing the services of David Brooks from AFC Bournemouth ahead of Friday’s EFL transfer deadline, claim The Mail.

Brooks, 23, came onto the scene during a breakthrough campaign with the Cherries during the 2018/19 season. He failed to kick on from such sustained brilliance last season due to injury but he still remains on the wishlist of Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool.

He clocked up just nine appearances last term following ankle surgery which saw Brooks out of action for the best part of 14 months.

The Reds are reportedly still keen on a deal for the Scotland international although getting a deal done before Friday remains increasingly unlikely.

According to The Mail, Bournemouth are currently holding out for at least £40 million for Brooks which is an extortionate figure when you consider Liverpool signed Diogo Jota for a moderately similar fee.

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Brooks is currently contracted at the Vitality Stadium until 2022.

AFC Bournemouth Training Session

BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 17: David Brooks of Bournemouth during a training session at the Vitality Stadium on September 17, 2020 in Bournemouth, England. (Photo by Robin Jones – AFC Bournemouth/AFC Bournemouth via Getty Images)

What RTK has to say

This is a transfer rumour which shouldn’t be warranted with too much excitement as it’s a deal that just does not seem viable at this moment in time.

After all, reputable journalist James Pearce confirmed that Liverpool’s summer business was effectively over, in terms of incomings, following the double signings of Thiago Alcantara and Jota.

At £40m, Liverpool could not justify spending such a fee in a position they have already strengthened in this summer. Also, the structure of both deals for Thiago and Jota were able to be paid in instalments rather than upfront to enable the Reds to secure the services of two outstanding players for an affordable price in the current financial climate.

Liverpool wouldn’t be able to negotiate such a deal for Brooks which all but rules out any likleyhood that the club could still pursue a deal before the EFL transfer deadline at 17:00 on October 6.

 

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