Southampton is actively pursuing a permanent deal for David Brooks after his loan from Bournemouth, which has proven beneficial for both the player and the club. Initially, Southampton targeted Burnley’s Manuel Benson, but that deal fell through, shifting their focus to Brooks. His performance and potential to contribute significantly to their promotion push make him a priority. Additionally, Brooks’s remarkable recovery from Hodgkin lymphoma and his solid form have made him an attractive option for Southampton’s long-term plans [oai_citation:1,Southampton’s Transfer Focus Shifts to David Brooks](https://eplindex.com/103525/southamptons-transfer-focus-shifts-to-david-brooks.html) [oai_citation:2,Southampton’s Transfer Focus Shifts to David Brooks](https://eplindex.com/103525/southamptons-transfer-focus-shifts-to-david-brooks.html).

The Welshman has impressed during his time at St Mary’s, and the Cherries boss is pleased with his progress