AFC Bournemouth midfielder Lewis Cook has signed a three-year deal at the Vitality Stadium that sees the 24-year-old extend his stay on the south coast until 2024, the club confirmed last night.
The central midfielder is currently recovering from the anterior cruciate ligament injury he sustained in March, but is seen as a key figure by manager Scott Parker who recently spoke out about the excitement of seeing him back in action, after being given the run around by his current player in his previous playing career.
He made 31 league appearances for the Cherries last term and has been a first-team regular for the Championship side both in the Premier League and the second tier since his move from Leeds United back in 2016.
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Although the emergence of the likes of Declan Rice, Kalvin Phillips and Jude Bellingham have kept him out of the England squad in recent years after making his senior debut in March 2018, he still has plenty of time to make an international comeback and will be hoping to kickstart that journey by leading Bournemouth back to the Premier League.
He was absent for the south-coast outfit’s play-off campaign last season because of his ACL injury, but will be looking to make a swift return to a side that have won two and drawn three of their opening five league games of the 2021/22 campaign after signing this fresh deal at the club.
But how do Bournemouth supporters feel about this latest news?
Happy to see an arguably key player tied down? Unhappy at the fact a new contract has been offered whilst he’s recovering from such a serious injury?
We take a look at some of the latest reaction on Twitter.
Brilliant news, hopefully can stay injury free and push on again. 🍒🥰 https://t.co/DWZHO1WUvM
— Damon Walters (@damo149) September 9, 2021
That deeper midfield role is his when he gets back. https://t.co/8qMGrAozLd
— American Cherry (@_USACherries) September 9, 2021
Find it mad that some don't think he walks back into the team. Mastered the Kilkenny role before Kilkenny was even a thing.
He'd be my captain, personally. *Perhaps* even why Parker has been delayed in naming his. https://t.co/SYK3smx47G
— Sam (@Sam_A_S) September 9, 2021
— Gavin Peacock’s Gilet (@korsikoff) September 9, 2021
Wow didn't think he'd sign a 3 year deal in the Championship but absolutely buzzing 😍 https://t.co/vuYiy6UMIC
— Patrick (@PATRICKAFCB) September 9, 2021
That's amazing news. Things you absolutely love to see. I fully reckon Parker makes him the skipper https://t.co/jbo83O5Hos
— RML (@Robmatlee) September 9, 2021
— Jamie Buxton (@jamie_afcb7) September 9, 2021