David Brooks signs new Bournemouth contract

David Brooks has signed a contract extension at Bournemouth
Image: David Brooks has pledged his future to Bournemouth

David Brooks has signed a new long-term contract at Bournemouth.

The 21-year-old Wales international midfielder joined the Cherries in the summer from Sheffield United and has impressed under Eddie Howe.

Brooks has established himself in Howe's starting line-up and has scored six goals in 26 appearances at the Vitality Stadium.

BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 01:  David Brooks of AFC Bournemouth celebrates after he scores his sides first goal during the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Crystal Palace at Vitality Stadium on October 1, 2018 in Bournemouth, United Kingdom.  (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)
Image: Brooks' six goals this season have all come in the Premier League

"When talks started about a new deal it was something I wanted and it didn't take long to sort out," Brooks 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."

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Brooks returned from a month on the sidelines with an ankle injury to start Saturday's 1-0 defeat to league leaders Manchester City - the club where he came through the youth ranks before joining the Blades.

Bournemouth manager Howe said: "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."

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