CHERRIES boss Eddie Howe has made Sheffield United attacker David Brooks his first summer signing.

The 20-year-old joins for a fee understood to be £10million, with add-ons potentially increasing the deal to around £11.5m.

Brooks passed a medical on Thursday and put the finishing touches to the move this weekend, the Welsh international penning a four-year contract.

The Blades inserted a sell-on clause into the agreement.

Brooks told the club website: “The chance to play for a club in the Premier League is a great opportunity. I’m delighted to be on board.

“When you look at Eddie Howe as a manager, you want to be involved in something like that. He’s got big ambitions and develops young players well and gives them a chance.  

“That’s something I’m looking for and he was one of the main attractions for me to come to Bournemouth.”

Howe said: “David is a player we have been looking at for a long time.

“He is technically very good, has huge potential and will fit our philosophy in terms of how we want to play.

"We’ve seen enough to suggest he is a player who could be outstanding at this level in the future if he develops in the right way and is willing to learn and improve.

“I believe he has a very exciting future and I’m delighted that future will be at Bournemouth.”

Chief executive Neill Blake said: “David is an exceptional young talent who fits the profile of what we look for in a player.

“Unsurprisingly, there was a lot of interest in him from other Premier League clubs, so we are delighted this is where he wants to play." 

Tottenham and Liverpool were also rumoured to be interested in Brooks, who made 37 appearances for the South Yorkshire club.

He scored for England under-21s during the final of last year’s Maurice Revello Tournament in Toulon before winning three senior caps for Wales, who he qualified for through his mother.

Meanwhile, defender Ollie Harfield has joined Dagenham & Redbridge following his release from Cherries.

The 20-year-old has signed a one-year deal with the National League club.