Dele Alli, Gareth Bale ... Lewis Cook? Can Leeds United star follow in the footsteps of these superstars

Lewis Cook won the Football League Young Player of the Year.

Lewis Cook was crowned the Football League Young Player of the Year yesterday evening.

The 19-year-old midfielder has impressed in the Leeds midfield for some time now and this season he has again been a beacon of light for the Yorkshire club.

In winning the award he follows in the footsteps of some big names. Last season saw Tottenham Hotspur and England star Dele Alli pick up the award. In 2007 Gareth Bale, now the world’s most expensive footballer, win the award whilst with Southampton.

Other players to win the award include the likes of Wilfried Zaha, Nathaniel Clyne and Fabian Delph have also won the award.

Leeds United fans will no doubt be excited about the award. So can he follow in the footsteps of these big names?

Firstly, he needs to hope for a more settled environment at Leeds United.

Cook, who also has a penchant to score goals, needs to be more assertive. Too often he is not taking the initiative in games when he should do. He has the talent and the skills to rule the roost in the heart of the Leeds midfield but needs to break the shackles. Then the goals he could clearly score would come flowing.

Leeds United have a star on their hand and will do everything in their power to keep hold of the player.

Hopefully he can fulfil his potential at the club.

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