Southampton boss Russell Martin has revealed that he would have signed David Brooks on a massively long contract if it had been possible.


The 26-year-old winger joined Southampton on a loan deal in the winter window from Bournemouth with no option to buy clause in his contract.


On Saturday, Brooks came on as a substitute and inspired Southampton to a 5-3 victory over Huddersfield Town, contributing two assists.




Martin admitted that he is enjoying working with the winger and stated that Brooks is a fantastic human being.


The Southampton boss joked that given the option, he would have signed Brooks on a contract that would have seen him see out his career with Saints.



“If I had the opportunity to, I would make Brooksy sign a contract so he has to stay with me until he retires, but it is not an option”, Martin said at a press conference.


“There is no option at all at the moment, so we are really enjoying working with him as a player.



“As a person, he is fantastic.


“He is even better than I thought he was and I had a high opinion of him in the first place.”


Southampton are in impressive run of form and Brooks will be keen to help Saints continue their momentum for the rest of the season to achieve promotion.