Dean Windass believes Bournemouth star David Brooks is a player Steve Bruce would like to sign for Newcastle United.
This comes after the Welsh international was linked with a surprise deadline day move to St James’ Park, with talkSPORT briefly claiming that we’d lodged a late bid to sign him.
Now, the Hull City legend – whose previously claimed to be a ‘good friend’ of Bruce’s – states that he is the exact type of player the NUFC boss would’ve liked to sign, insisting that he needed more attacking options as “you can’t just rely on Callum Wilson”.
Here’s what he had to say when speaking to Football Fan Cast:
“Brooks is a good player.
“He can play in the Premier League and he is the type that Steve would like.
“Welsh international, did very well in the Premier League when Bournemouth played there, young boy as well.”
“You can’t just rely on Callum Wilson.”
Maybe Bruce really was pushing to sign Brooks in the final few days of the window, however it always seemed like a non-starter based on the constant claims we had no money to spend following a £25m move for Joe Willock.
One to keep an eye on in the next window or two? After all, we seem to have a thing for Bournemouth these days…