Now here’s a transfer rumour that doesn’t exactly set the pulses racing…
The Mirror claim that Jurgen Klopp is ‘planning’ a £10m January raid on Sheffield United prodigy David Brooks.
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The youngster, 20, is also being considered by Arsenal, Newcastle and West Ham, they suggest.
Brooks is most commonly used as a no.10 in the Championship, although Chris Wilder has actually only given him three starts this term, bringing him off the bench a further seven times.
During these appearances, Brooks is yet to score but has registered two assists – hardly the kind of stats that should cause Premier League clubs to sit up and take notice.
Blades boss Wilder though is adamant the playmaker won’t be leaving.
“We are building something here and, of course, there will be casualties along the way. But David won’t be going anywhere in January,” he said.
This doesn’t cause us much cause for concern, in truth.
Ben Woodburn is two and a half years younger than Brooks and already further along in his development. That’s before mentioning the fact Marko Grujic and Ovie Ejaria cannot get a sniff of first-team action at the moment, either.
Any transfer funds should be spent on readymade quality, ideally at centre-back or centre-forward.