Sheffield United: David Brooks says he can reach Premier League with Chris Wilder's team after signing new deal
David Brooks has explained how the belief he can reach the top-flight with Sheffield United motivated his decision to sign a long-term contract at Bramall Lane.
Brooks, who put pen to paper on the new four year agreement last night, has been linked with some of the biggest names in English football since making his debut for the Championship club 14 months ago.
But helping Chris Wilder’s side climb to third in the table and a recent international call-up by Wales have convinced the 20-year-old he can achieve his football ambitions in South Yorkshire.
“Obviously the aim here is to get to the Premier League,” Brooks said. “That’s what the target is. It’s a difficult task and we just want to do the best we can. We’ll keep pushing on as a team and see where it takes us.
“It’s a great club, it’s obviously on the rise and everything is going in the right direction. That’s why I want to be a part of it.”
Brooks, a graduate of United’s Steelphalt Academy youth system, is expected to make his 13th appearance of the season when Reading travel north this weekend.
The youngster, whose virtuoso display during last month’s victory over Sheffield Wednesday confirmed his status as one of the English Football League’s brightest talents, admitted he had made no secret of his desire to remain with United despite reported interest from the likes of Newcastle and Liverpool.
“I wanted to renew my contract and I was presented with the opportunity to do that,” Brooks continued. “I’m very happy playing regular football in the Championship. That’s all you want. I’m delighted I could get it done. Last year, I was on the fringes and then to have such a great start this year, it’s been a good couple of months.”
“How close we are, the gaffer and the staff, it’s a nice club to be around,” Brooks added. “It’s really friendly and it shows on the pitch. That’s why we’re getting results, because are a team.
“I’m enjoying myself in Sheffield as well. I think the whole thing is a good fit and I’m pleased to be staying here.”