Bournemouth Agree £6m Fee to Sign Teenage Sensation Lewis Cook

Published on: 08 July 2016

AFC Bournemouth haveagreed a deal to sign Leeds United teenage star Lewis Cook for £6m, according to the Daily Mail.

The 19-year-old is due to have a medical with the Cherries on Fridayafter Eddie Howe had been chasing the English talent for the last year.

Bournemouth to sign Leeds midfielder Lewis Cook in £6m deal - @JPercyTelegraph

The £6m fee comes at a much lower cost than Leeds initial £10m valuation, which had put Bournemouth off originally. The news comes the same day that theSouth Coast team havealso had a £15m bid for Jordan Ibe accepted by Liverpool.

Lewis Cook operates as a central midfielder, having risen through the Leeds youth ranks and establishing himself as an important first-team player last season.

The teenager featured 47 times for the Whites last season, becoming a crucial player in another poor season at Elland Road.

The midfielder has also represented his country at every stage until the under-19's so far, for whom he has played nine times.

The proposed move comes on the same day as Leeds bringing in both Matt Grimes from Swansea, Cook's likely replacement in the midfield, and striker Kemar Roofe from Oxford.