Manchester United Receive Boost in Pursuit of Bournemouth's David Brooks

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is keen to add another winger to his squad | Catherine Ivill/Getty Images

Manchester United have been given a boost in their pursuit to land a new winger during this transfer window - with Leicester having pulled out of the race to sign possible United target David Brooks.

Jadon Sancho has been the priority target for United this summer, but Borussia Dortmund's demands of £108m have made the hierarchy at the English club uncertain over who will fill the spot moving forward.

According to Manchester Evening News, Leicester City's recent signing of Cengiz Under from AS Roma has left the path clear for the Red Devils to sign David Brooks; an alternative target to Sancho.

Brooks has been linked with a move away from AFC Bournemouth during this transfer window following the Cherries' relegation from the Premier League last season.

The Welshman's career-best season came during his first Premier League campaign in 2018/19, where he played 30 games. Brooks scored seven and assisted five goals during that campaign, with the most recent season hampered by injury.

The 23-year-old has already featured in both of the Cherries' opening Sky Bet Championship fixtures, and also received a call-up to the Wales squad for recent UEFA Nations League fixtures.

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Wales manager Ryan Giggs is a big admirer of David Brooks | James Williamson - AMA/Getty Images

Brooks' international manager and Manchester United legend, Ryan Giggs, spoke in a press conference about a potential move to Old Trafford for the winger.

He said: "Brooksy's obviously a talented player and now Bournemouth are in the Championship. I've always said it's better if the lads are playing, and the higher the standard the better as well. But that isn't always a given.

"Some players have gone to Premier League teams and not actually played. We've got a lot of lads in the Championship. I don't think it would matter with Brooksy, even if it's in the Premier League or Championship, he'd still have that bit of class.

"There's a lot of speculation with a lot of Premier League clubs, United included. He's a player who gets you off your seat, he's someone who likes to take players on and make things happen."