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Chris Wilder hunting for Brooks replacement

Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder has admitted he will be revising his transfer wish list this summer after the departure of David Brooks.

Brooks sealed his move to Premier League side AFC Bournemouth last month, a deal which will have disappointed many Blades fans but will fill them with a sense of pride that another young lad has risen through the ranks at Bramall Lane to play at the top level of English football.

The deal for Brooks may eventually rise to a reported £12m, with Bournemouth paying the fee in instalments.

And Wilder has admitted that his initial plans to recruit two centre-forwards and a centre-half during this summer transfer window will now be altered, with him planning on bringing in an attacking midfielder now too.

“It’s an area we are going to have to look at,” he said. “Because someone has gone out, we’re going to have to examine where it leaves us. There’s lots of work going on but, with Broosky going, we’ve got to decide if we need to add to that position.

“We want to keep heading in the right direction. We want to do what we can to keep on improving.”