AFC Bournemouth midfielder David Brooks has put pen to paper on a new long-term contract at the Vitality Stadium.

As reported by BBC Sport, Brooks has impressed in his debut Premier League season after joining from Sheffield United last summer.

The 21-year-old has made 23 top-flight appearances this term, scoring six times and providing four assists for his team-mates.

His form has caught the eye of many pundits and fans alike, who have been impressed with how he has handled the step up in quality.

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Brooks signed a four-year deal last July when he completed the £10m move from the Blades, but will now stay on the South Coast for even longer.

The 12-cap Wales international is only likely to improve given his age and admitted that he has been surprised with just how well he has done this season.

Speaking to the club website, he said:

When I arrived at the club, not many people would have anticipated the start I have made – myself included. I’m happy with the amount of games I’ve played and the performances I’ve put in for the team.

Brooks returned to the Bournemouth starting XI for Saturday’s 1-0 defeat to Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City after missing the club’s previous four matches with an ankle injury.

On the winger’s new deal, his manager Eddie Howe remarked:

David has impressed everyone from the minute he stepped through the door with his mature, creative performances on the pitch backed up by a good attitude and professional lifestyle off it.