Sheffield United wonderkid David Brooks has signed a new long term contract with the club.
The new and improved deal sees him committed to the Blades for the next four years, despite reports in recent days that several Premier League sides were interested in the youngster.
The 20 year-old was awarded best player at the Toulon Tournament, an under-20s international competition, in the summer. Then after impressing Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder in pre-season, he was given the chance on a senior level, earning his first Championship start against Norwich City in September.
Since then he has established himself as an important squad member for a Sheffield United side who have started strongly and sit in third place. He even starred in the Blades’ emphatic Steel City derby win last month, and was named man of the match.
Just four days later Brooks was given his first international call-up, with Chris Coleman picking him for the Welsh squad ahead of two crucial World Cup Qualifiers.
Having lost a number of promising players to bigger clubs in recent years, Chris Wilder was delighted to tie down the young star. He commented: “I’m delighted that David has yet again extended his contract – he’s been rewarded for an excellent start to the season.”
“David sees his future at Sheffield United and that’s what we want to hear because, without doubt, he is one of the hottest properties outside the top-flight.”
Brooks told BBC Radio Sheffield: “I do see myself at Sheffield United. I think the club and everything around it is on the rise and I do really enjoy my time here. Obviously I’m getting the minutes I require as a pro and I do think I’ll be here for quite a long time.”