Few players have passed through Leeds United’s academy and left the impression Lewis Cook did, with the 21-year-old midfielder seemingly destined for the top.
Cook came through Leeds’ ranks at a difficult time, with the young midfielder going on to make 85 appearances for Leeds before moving on and linking up with AFC Bournemouth in the summer of 2016.
Since departing Elland Road, Cook has continued to impress and is now a full England international, who is in contention to feature in the summer’s World Cup in Russia.
Recently, Cook has been rewarded for his fine rise through English football, with a place in the Club Developed XI at Sunday night’s EFL Awards.
Following his award, Cook moved to thank Leeds on Twitter, highlighting the fact that he couldn’t have progressed like he has without the club.
— Lewis Cook (@lewiscook_) April 16, 2018
The ex-Elland Road favourite’s message has been well received by Leeds’ supporters, who still seem to hold a deep regret the midfielder is no longer around…
— Robert Docherty (@doclufc1984) April 16, 2018
— Mital (@Mital_KE) April 16, 2018
What you on about? I aren’t even crying!! ????
— Ben Smith (@BenSmith_7) April 16, 2018
Would love to you see play at Leeds again some day, what a player, what a man
— Harry Duffield (@duffield2_harry) April 16, 2018
— Andy Storrar (@AndyStorrar) April 16, 2018
Was a privilege to watch you play at elland road lew..
Congratulations on the reward, I'm fairly confident they'll be many more for you in the future.
— Benjamin Thornton (@BenjaminTlufc) April 16, 2018
Depressing watching that but well done Lewis ????????????????????
— Neil Gibbins (@gib1974) April 16, 2018
Wish the club were in a position to keep young talent like you. Bigger and better things used to mean Leeds, one day we will be back to old ways. Hope you will be a part of it when we get there #lufc
— Ben Phelps (@benphelps17) April 16, 2018
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