Unfortunately that's what it might take. Now this lad is 21, has scored goals in the EPL, has sweet left foot and under Poch he'd do even better imo. From what I've seen he is athletic get around the pitch easy, very cultured on the ball and has has great technique how me missed him in the first place begs the question.
I don't see it as a gamble tbh he will only get better playing with better players (no disrespect to B'mouth), I see similarly traits to Dele Alli and both in the team would be a nightmare for many others.
Just my humble opinion (we're gonna have to spend x money sooner or later and its best to spend it on clear potential )
hes a good player - its an obvious fit and Poch would do well with a player like Brooks as he matures and develops more but 40m is a tough one to swallow unless thats just the going rate for young, promising British players. We bought Dele 3 years ago for 5m!
Eriksen has offered us plenty over the years, especially under Poch, we've seen him grow as a footballer. You could replace him if we were not Tottenham, but we are, so a like for like is out.
His second half performance was better (like most) yesterday but his last two games in particular he hasn't really played up to the standard we have all come to expect. Brooks would offer more in the mould of Dele, but across that final third. £40 mill is alot (if that is indeed the figure) but all I hear is Poch is never backed (think someone made this point but more succinctly elsewhere today) and then player X is too much etc etc .... Sometimes you're damned if you do and damned if you don't.
I believe they are becoming more difficult as we are becoming better (as well promoting our own development players) , said potential player may not see a path way to the first team. Many of us sigh when Chelsea Barcelona etc bought young potential just to see them go to waste...B'mouth seem to be were Tottenham were when Levy first came.
Unfortunately prices are just stupid nowadays, there isn’t a whole lot of transfers we could make where the fee wouldn’t look high. It’s what has been caused by the City’s, Chelsea’s, Uniteds and Liverpool’s throwing huge money at players just to try and round out their squads.