Bournemouth midfielder Lewis Cook can show Tottenham they blundered not signing him

Lewis Cook of AFC Bournemouth in action during the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Leicester City at Vitality Stadium on September 30, 2017 in Bournemouth, England.

England under-20 captain Lewis Cook could start for Bournemouth against Tottenham this weekend.

Lewis Cook of AFC Bournemouth in action during the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Leicester City at Vitality Stadium on September 30, 2017 in Bournemouth, England.

Lewis Cook's return to the Bournemouth side before the international break was a timely boost for the Cherries as they bid to get their season on track.

Cook's Bournemouth face a tough test this weekend when they visit Tottenham at Wembley, and for the midfielder, it could be one of many appearances he makes at the stadium.

Lewis Cook of England U21's during the UEFA Under 21 Championship Qualifier match between England and Latvia at the Vitality Stadium on September 5, 2017 in Bournemouth, England.

Cook captained England's under-20 side to a World Cup win this summer, becoming the first player to do so at any level for the Three Lions since Bobby Moore in 1966.

Injury derailed his first season at Bournemouth since joining from Leeds United, and the game against Tottenham is a perfect opportunity for Cook to show what he is capable of.

Opponents Tottenham have had an eye for talented young players in recent years, snapping up Dele Alli from MK Dons.

Cook could turn out to be a serious oversight on their behalf, with the midfielder a regular in the Championship for Leeds at just 17.

Lewis Cook of Leeds United FC controls the ball during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Brighton & Hove Albion at Elland Road on October 17, 2015 in Leeds, England.

He even won the Football League Young Player of the Year Award in 2015, previously won by Dele Alli and Gareth Bale.

Bournemouth's £6 million move to sign him last summer could turn out to be a bargain.

More defensive in style than Alli, Cook could have been the ideal foil for the Spurs ace, and could go onto become so for England at senior international level.

The game at Wembley is the perfect chance for the 20-year-old to make a statement. Bournemouth need him now more than ever.

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