Report claims Lewis Cook has release clause that can be activated on one condition

Leeds United

Lewis Cook reportedly has a £5m release clause, which can be activated if Leeds aren't promoted.

According to the Yorkshire Evening Post, Leeds United midfielder Lewis Cook has a £5m release clause that can be activated this summer - if Leeds fail to win promotion.

Cook, 19, joined Leeds at the age of seven, and gradually made his way up through the ranks with the club, to eventually become the first-team star he is now.

The energetic midfielder - who hit the headlines last week by scoring with a long-range thunderbolt against Fulham - has already racked up over 70 first-team appearances for Leeds, and his exploits haven't gone unnoticed.

Premier League side Bournemouth were interested in a January move according to the Daily Mail, but no deal materialised as Cook stayed at Elland Road.

However, the door has been opened to a summer move, as the Yorkshire Evening Post report that Cook actually has a £5m release clause in his contract, which can be triggered at the end of the season.

The clause can only be activated if Leeds fail to win promotion to the Premier League this season, and given that Leeds sit 17 points adrift of the play-offs and only nine points clear of the relegation zone, it's fair to assume that Leeds won't be winning promotion this season.

That means that a host of Premier League clubs may be keen to activate that release clause, as Cook is one of the top young prospects in English football, and for just £5m, he could be a major bargain - just like Dele Alli was for Tottenham in 2015.

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