Brooks extends Cherries stay
David Brooks says he is looking forward to continuing his Bournemouth chapter after signing a new long-term contract.
Wales international Brooks only arrived at the Vitality Stadium last summer from Sheffield United in an £11.5million deal but he has already done enough to earn an extension with the Cherries.
The 21-year-old, who has scored six goals from 23 Premier League appearances, is delighted with the new contract and is eager to keep pushing on until the end of the campaign.
"When talks started about a new deal it was something I wanted and it didn't take long to sort out," he told the club's official website. "When I arrived at the club, not many people would have anticipated the start I have made - myself included.
"I'm happy with the amount of games I've played and the performances I've put in for the team. I've loved every minute of my time here so far and I'm really happy to extend my contract."
Manager Eddie Howe also reacted to the news, saying: "David has impressed everyone from the minute he stepped through the door, with his mature, creative performances on the pitch backed up by a good attitude and professional lifestyle off it.
"This contract means he can concentrate on developing his game with us, and it’s been an excellent start to David’s AFC Bournemouth career."
James Mason grew up in Northumberland so is entrenched in both the football and golf scenes. A low handicap golfer, he also follows Newcastle United and predicts big things under Rafa Benitez.