If Manchester United sign David Brooks from Bournemouth then Sheffield United will profit from the deal.

The Sun claims the Red Devils are keen on Brooks, who is valued at around £50m. Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is keen to rejuvenate his under-performing squad with some young talent.

The club have already completed the £18m signing of Brooks’ international teammate Daniel James from Swansea City.

Now they are ready to move for the Cherries ace following his impressive first season in the Premier League.

Brooks scored seven goals and provided five assists in a variety of roles. The Wales international played as a number ten, a winger and in central midfield at times in 2018/19.

Eddie Howe does not want to lose Brooks, but a move to Old Trafford could prove tempting. Especially as the 21-year-old was a boyhood fan of the club.

What will the Blades get if David Brooks joins Manchester United?

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The Bournemouth Echo reports that a sell-on clause was added to the deal when Brooks moved to the Vitality Stadium from South Yorkshire last summer.

This is unsurprising as it has become common practice at Bramall Lane when selling players to top flight sides. In recent years they have greatly profited from it as well.

In 2017, the Blades received £6.2m in sell-on fees due to two big transfers. As reported by the BBC, Kyle Walker joined Manchester City in a £45m deal, while Leicester City signed Harry Maguire for £17m.

Both of these players had 10 percent sell-on clauses when they left for Tottenham Hotspur and Hull City.

It therefore figures that the Blades would make at least £5m from the reported Brooks deal. However, it could be even more as since Walker and Maguire were sold in 2009 and 2014 respectively, some clauses have increased.

For example, Sky Sports reports that the Yorkshire outfit will receive 20 percent of any fee Birmingham City receive for Che Adams. They sold Adams to the Blues in 2016 and the striker has recently been linked with a £14m switch to Southampton by The Sun.

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