If the deal is something like £10m or £15m initially plus bonuses (up to another £20m) then I can understand it. Otherwise it's too big a risk. Bonuses depending on appearances and staying free of injuries. Paying £35m upfront for a player who's not shown he's fully recovered from such a bad year long injury is crazy. I can see why people rate him higher than, say, Buendía.There are two types of transfers I absolutely hate
a- if we paid silly money for players. Unfortunately most British clubs aren't desperate to sell which means that most EPL signings tend to fall in that category
b- If we buy squad members ie players who have no chance in hell of being more then extra bodies on the bench. In my opinion we should always go for players with the potential to be more then cannon fodder.
Brooks doesn't fall in either category. He's what I like to call a SAF's type of signing ie a versatile young EPL proven player on a realistic fee.