The Daily Star have reported that Newcastle are interested in signing David Brooks this summer.

The Bournemouth playmaker has had a brilliant debut season in the Premier League, making him a very exciting target for the Magpies.

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But surely he is an unrealistic target?

Despite only moving to Bournemouth last summer, the Welsh international has already extended his contract with the Cherries, meaning a move for him would be very expensive.

With the way money has been at St James’ Park, there’s no way we’ll splash out on a British player who will command an over-inflated fee.

Miguel Almiron’s arrival was the first marquee signing under Rafa Benitez, but it is unknown how many more there will be.

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For Benitez to stay, he needs reassurances about the finances available. Signing a player like Brooks would certainly make him happy, but it just seems very unlikely.

Fans would love to see us move for the 21-year-old, but most believe he’s far too good to be at Newcastle.

It says a lot that moving from Bournemouth to Newcastle is considered a step down these days…

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Fans react to interest in Brooks