Sheffield United’s youngster David Brooks is attracting interest from Premiership giants Tottenham Hotspur, according to journalist Alan Nixon.
Spurs are negotiating with the Blades for the talented forward and hope to agree a deal worth about £10million plus extras.
Brooks, 20, has shown glimpses of his potential for Blades in an injury-hit campaign. He has also played for the senior Welsh side after appearing for England as a kid. He is under contract until 2021 after signing a new four-year contract in October.
Tottenham are convinced Brooks is a star in the making and want to develop him as a long-term replacement for Kane, who is bound to attract massive bids in the future.
The club’s scouts have looked at other top prospects in his age group but have decided to home in on Brooks.
Blades boss Chris Wilder has used whizkid Brooks sparingly and will not want to lose him. But it will be hard to stand in the way of such a move, with United’s best hope being a loan return.
Wilder said ”There’s a lot of off-the-record conversations, whether it be agents, or even clubs themselves asking what we are doing.”
“But nothing changes from my point of view. David is not for sale because he is part and parcel of what we are doing going forward.”
“Yes, I have had a conversation, and people understand he is an outstanding talent.”
“But I have made it loud and clear that he isn’t for sale from my point of view. If anybody makes a bid, football now, it doesn’t really go through managers.”
“It goes through chief executives and chairmen, that’s a decision the club have to make if they do get bids and offers from other clubs for our players.”
“One thing I will say, I do look at our squad now and think we have a lot of assets in our football squad since we walked through the door.”