Sheffield United’s David Brooks has joined Premier League side AFC Bournemouth for a fee believed to be around £15m.
Brooks, 20, scored three goals in 30 league matches for the Blades and departs for the south coast club having caught the eye of a number of clubs.
While officially undisclosed, it is thought the fee is £12m with £3m in performance-related add ons.
United are reported to have rejected a £10m offer for Brooks in the January transfer window, but with the winger recently changing agents it proved too tough to keep hold of him.
Brooks’ new agent also looks after players such as England captain Harry Kane, Wilfried Zaha and former Blades striker Che Adams.
The Wales international was handed his debut by current United boss Chris Wilder, beginning his career in Manchester City’s youth ranks.
The tricky winger, who put in a stellar performance in Sheffield United’s 4-2 victory against Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough last term, then moved to Sheffield United’s Steelphalt Academy.
He had a short loan stint at Halifax Town three years ago and has since won over Blades fans despite missing four months of last season after being struck down by glandular fever.
Brooks joins the likes of former Blades Harry Maguire, Kyle Walker and Phil Jagielka in having made the step up to the Premier League, and Cherries boss Eddie Howe has voiced his praise at his new recruit.
The Bournemouth chief warned off the likes of Tottenham who had monitored the youngster and, with a track record of developing young players, it appears Brooks will be in safe hands at the Vitality Stadium.
Bournemouth finished 12th in the Premier League last season in their third consecutive campaign in the top-flight.