Denton and Cook were in the same batch of Leeds academy graduates, with the pair both progressing into first-team players.
Cook, to date, has made a far bigger impact at Leeds than Denton though.
And the left-back admits that Cook was the best talent he ever played alongside at Elland Road.
“Lewis Cook,” Denton said, when asked who the best player he’s played with is. “He’s obviously gone on to make his Premier League debut now too.”
Cook left Leeds two years ago to move to Bournemouth, and he has gone from strength to strength.
Cook even made a full England squad recently, such was the strength of his showings in the top flight.
Leeds miss Cook’s presence in their midfield, and may feel that they didn’t get as much value for a player of his talent as they would have liked now.
Denton, meanwhile, has just been loaned out by Leeds, with the full-back joining Peterborough.