David Brooks is shining for Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth so far this season
David Brooks had to come up the hard way after being released by Manchester City as a teenager. Now, at 21, he is one of this season’s breakthrough Premier League stars with Bournemouth. His long road to the top is a story of patience, perseverance and late development…
That was how, in a recent interview with Sky Sports, David Brooks described his emotions after being released by City aged 17. Brooks had been there for a decade and the realisation that he would not be offered professional terms threw his future into doubt. Four years on, however, he is not just playing at the level he always strived for – but excelling at it too.