Lewis Cook not fazed by big price tag

Bournemouth's Lewis Cook in action with Valencia's Alvaro Medran

The midfielder joined Bournemouth from Leeds United this summer.

Bournemouth's Lewis Cook in action with Valencia's Enzo PerezBournemouth's Lewis Cook in action with Valencia's Enzo Perez

This summer saw Leeds United lose one of their brightest talents, with Lewis Cook heading to Bournemouth.

The talented midfielder had entered the final year of his contract at Leeds and the Yorkshire club decided to sell him rather than risk losing him on the cheap at the end of the season.

Cook ended up costing the Cherries a fee reported by The Guardian to be worth a potential £10 million.

Bournemouth's Lewis Cook in action with Valencia's Alvaro MedranBournemouth's Lewis Cook in action with Valencia's Alvaro Medran

That is a big sum for a young lad of just 19 years old. The talented midfielder is not letting the price tag get to him. He told the Bournemouth Echo this week:

"No, not really [the transfer fee doesn’t bother me], that's football at the end of the day. That happens.

"I put that to the back of my mind and focus on my football. That's the main thing. I try and do my thing on the pitch and, hopefully, improve the team.”

Leeds United's Lewis Cook in action with Watford's Troy DeeneyLewis Cook in action with Watford's Troy Deeney

Cook made his debut for Bournemouth against Manchester United in the opening game of the season on Sunday and is clearly looking settled in his new surroundings. Commenting on how he has adapted to his new home he told the Echo:

"It's a great club with great people and I love how it's run. The players, staff and fans have all been great to me.

"I feel the manager is helping me to improve a lot and I am learning all the time. It's going well and, hopefully, I can show what I'm all about.”

Leeds fans will be sad to see Cook away from the club but with his contract situation and concerns over the way the club was being run it is no surprise he made the move to the Premier League this summer.

Hopefully he can continue to impress in his new home.

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