Talented youngster Cook signs new Leeds United deal

Lewis Cook.
Lewis Cook.

Exciting midfield prospect Lewis Cook has spoken of his delight at agreeing a new two-year deal with Leeds United today.

The 18-year-old England youth player was recently voted the 2014-15 Young Player of the Year and was also the Football League Apprentice of the Year after an impressive 12 months in which he has broken straight through into the first team to become a key member of the senior squad, making 38 appearances.

Cook, who has come through United’s academy set-up, will now stay at Elland Road until at least summer 2017 and said he was “over the moon” to have his immediate future sorted out.

He said: “All the hard work this season has paid off I think.

“I’m delighted to sign with Leeds United, I’ve really enjoyed this last season.”

“I’m enjoying my football and enjoying being here. I’ve got no regrets.

“There was a bit of speculation around it all, but as soon as I was told I was going to be signed, I did it.

“Hopefully a few more signings will be brought in to strengthen the team and next season could be great.

“I’ve been getting a lot of people asking me about my future and hopefully they’ll be happy.

“I’ve been injured but I’m feeling a lot better now so I can really think about pre-season and try and kick on.

“I’m going to go away, rest and prepare for the new season.”

On his last 12 months, Cook added: “It’s been a whirlwind for me, I would never have dreamt it. I never thought I would have played as many games as I did.

“I’ve really enjoyed it. The Bournemouth game was one of my highlights, as was that little run we went on where we won six or seven games.”