DAVID Brooks has committed his future to AFC Bournemouth, signing a new four-year contract extension with the club.

The Wales international first joined the club in the summer of 2018, but has not featured for 11 months, having been diagnosed with stage two Hodgkin lymphoma last year.

In May, the 25-year-old shared the joyous news he is now cancer free. He has recently returned to modified group training with the rest of Cherries' squad.

Following a blistering first campaign under Eddie Howe, Brooks penned a new long-term contract extension in March 2019.

But he has now stabilised his longer term future, by committing until the summer of 2026.

He follows the likes of Mark Travers, Dominic Solanke, Lewis Cook and Adam Smith in penning new deals this summer.

Cherries chief executive Neill Blake said: "We are all aware of what David has been through over the last year so to have reached this moment is very pleasing for us.

"He still has a huge role to play for the club so we’re delighted he has become the latest key player to commit their future to us.


"He has made incredible progress in his recovery alongside our backroom team and, whenever the time comes, it will give everyone at the club great pride to see him back on the pitch in an AFC Bournemouth shirt."

Brooks, whose game-time was previously limited by ankle injuries, has made 90 appearances for Cherries, scoring 17 goals and providing 12 assists.

The Warrington-born star also featured for Wales at Euro 2020 last summer, and has 21 caps for his country.

Discussing the progress of the former Manchester City youngster last week, Cherries boss Scott Parker said: "David is pushing on really. He's now with the team, modified in terms of his training, but he's with us. He's no longer on his own.

"So now he's split between the two groups of being on his own and also being with us in a controlled environment. I'd like to think that maybe over the next week or 10 days, we can start pushing him into full training.

"And then from there try and get him up to a level and speed of participating at Premier League level really."