Leeds United’s transfer coffers could be boosted with the news suggesting a former academy graduate is on the move.
Reports suggest that Lewis Cook could be set for another career step up, linking him with a potential move to Premier League top four side Liverpool.
The academy star moved to Bournemouth for a deal worth £10million in the summer of 2016 and hardly featured in his first season at the club.
However, his stellar display as captain of the Young Lions in the Under 20 World Cup, in which they went on to win after a 1-0 victory over Venezuela in the final.
Cook has now been a key figure in Eddie Howe‘ side making 16 starts and being heralded as a future top flight star.
This has now caught the attention of Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp, who is looking to replace the departing Emre Can with Cook in what could be around £20million.
This summer deal could be very good news for Leeds, as in the deal they had agreed a compensatory package should Cook be sold on.
The sell on fee is said to be around 15-20% of any fee the player is purchased for. If this is correct, Leeds could bag at least £3million in the summer for a player no longer on the books.
If the value should increase and Cook depart for an astronomical amount, Leeds could be looking at a windfall of cash to use for transfers in the summer.
By Ryan Ingham