Report explains why Newcastle avoided bid for Lewis Cook, David Concha also snubbed

Lewis Cook

Newcastle reportedly passed on the chance to sign Spanish winger David Concha, and chose not to bid for Lewis Cook.

According to The Chronicle, Newcastle United passed on the chance to sign David Concha, and felt Leeds United's Lewis Cook would be too expensive.

The Magpies strengthened heavily this summer, bringing in the likes of Chancel Mbemba, Georginio Wijnaldum, Florian Thauvin and Aleksandar Mitrovic - but now it seems that they considered other moves too.

The Chronicle report that Newcastle had wanted to bring in a number of Under-21 players to develop over the coming years, and whilst they signed Ivan Toney from Northampton Town, they also avoided moves for two other players.

It's stated that Newcastle had considered a move for Racing Santander winger David Concha, but chose not to pursue the 18-year-old Spaniard before his move to Real Sociedad with David Moyes.

Also, The Chronicle report that Newcastle were interested in signing Leeds United star Lewis Cook, but felt that the required fee to land him was too much for a player who wouldn't be an immediate contributor.

Cook, 18, has come up through the ranks at Elland Road, and has now established himself as a key player in the Leeds side with a number of superb performances.

The midfielder will be a star for years to come, but Newcastle clearly felt that whatever Leeds had wanted for Cook was too much considering that he wouldn't play immediately.

The problem Newcastle now face is that a player of Cook's quality and potential is only going to be more expensive from here on in, and they may now have missed their chance to sign him if he continues to produce consistently excellent displays for Leeds.

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