Tottenham urged to secure signing of 21-year-old attacker with Premier League experience

Former Tottenham star Jermaine Jenas has urged Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino to make a move for 21-year old Bournemouth sensation David Brooks.

The Welshman has caught the eye of a number of clubs including Manchester United and Spurs after a string of brilliant performances this season.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side were linked with a move for the youngster when he was still at Sheffield United but a deal didn’t materialize.

“I think there are a few teams that will want him regardless of how young he is,” Jenas told Goal. “Bournemouth will be asking for a lot of money for him.

“He scores great goals and gets assists, but those are the easy things to spot. I love the way he receives the ball, the way he takes the ball in pressurised areas, his technique and his mentality. He has got an excellent temperament.

“He is strong and he can mix it with players who get nasty with him. All these things mix in to create a top player which I think he is growing into, he has all these attributes. Scoring goals and getting assists come naturally to him so he is definitely a contender for Young Player of the Year.

“We’re talking huge money for him, I think because he is a good player and they know what he will build into. Dele [Alli] did it, quite smoothly, Raheem [Sterling] did it at Liverpool, and I did it when I went to Newcastle.

“Young players have the ability to be fearless when they go to a top club and play well. David Brooks will hopefully go somewhere like Tottenham; I think that’s a perfect fit for him.

Tottenham are reportedly lining up a £50million bid for Welshman in the summer to fend off interest from Manchester United.

Since his arrival in the Premier League, Brooks has scored 6 goals and has provided 4 assists for the Cherries in 21 league starts. Brooks received praise from across the country after his brilliant performance in a 4-0 win against Chelsea in January.

The youngster won’t come cheap but would be a brilliant signing for the North Londoners. Brooks under Pochettino could see a rise to stardom in a way similar to Dele Alli and can become a top player in a couple of years.