Leeds United manager Neil Redfearn made a prediction over the future of Lewis Cook, with comments covered by BBC Radio Leeds.
Redfearn was extremely complimentary when quizzed over the Leeds United youngster suggesting that he expects him to continue developing and growing in the near future for the club.
“Lewis is a one off, you seem him around the building and he’s just like another scholar – he still knocks on my door in the morning asking ‘how many mannequins so you need?’ and you’re thinking; ‘you’re one of my best players’,” said Redfearn.
“He’s such a level headed kind, he’s so grounded and he doesn’t expect anything – he’s going to be an immense talent on years to come.”
Cook is not the most flamboyant or attacking of players in the Leeds United squad but he is the perfect example of the sort of player who is popular with the boss and the fans because of his work rate and consistency.
Redfearn and the supporters know exactly what they are going to get from Cook every time he’s selected to play and that provides the midfield with a reliable and constant performer.
There may be a little bit of interest in Cook from outside parties this summer, but it’s doubtful whether Leeds and Redfearn will give any interest more than a second of notice.
With safety in the Championship now secure, Redfearn will be focused on how he can get the club into a position where they could be promoted if he’s kept on beyond this season.
Whatever plans he comes up with, Cook will be part of it when fit again after his ankle problem, because he’s a strong player who is definitely a long term talent.
When he plays well, Leeds play well and long may that continue.