Our resident Leeds United fans in the Football Transfer Tavern often don’t know whether to laugh or cry when it comes to their club.
They could be doing the latter if they lose Lewis Cook who has been linked with Chelsea by the Daily Star today.
Alongside Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United, the Blues have been linked with the 18-year-old midfielder who has become a mainstay in Neil Redfearn’s first team plans at Elland Road this term.
With the Whites having placed a £12 million price tag on the head of Cook, it seems the Premier League’s elite will face off with one another to land the England Under-19 international this summer.
At this point, one of our Arsenal supporting regulars pipes up and claims that a lucrative switch to Stamford Bridge would be the worst option Cook could take with Jose Mourinho tending to stick with an established set of 18 or so players during the season, rarely giving youth a chance.
With an entire plethora of young Blues hopefuls out on loan around Europe and beyond, some make the jibe that Cook could soon end up at Vitesse Arnhem like Josh McEachran before too long!
Cook’s current club Leeds United are currently safe in the Championship, yet fans of the Yorkshire club still live in fear that the Premier League vultures will come circling for their crop of exciting youngsters currently coming through the ranks.
This list includes Sam Byram and Alex Mowatt with the latter having been linked with Hull City by the Yorkshire Evening Post yesterday.