Here in the Transfer Tavern, Manchester United fans are feeling saddened by the news that “Mr Reliable” Michael Carrick is to hang up his boots at the end of the season. With that in mind, the summer will be an ideal time for the Red Devils to immediately find an adequate replacement to the servant who has been at the club for 12 years.
As his nickname suggests, Carrick was constantly overlooked as one of the better Premier League players but in truth, the no.16 barely put a foot wrong. Having said that, the no.16 for Bournemouth is an admirable replacement who could be perfect to fill Michael Carrick’s boots. 21-year-old Lewis Cook, valued at £5.40 million on Transfermarkt, has been sensational for the Cherries this season, prompting interest from a lot of teams already this summer.
He too has proven to be Mr Reliable for the South Coast side, featuring in 25 games in all competitions thus far. The English talent has an exquisite passing ability and always demands the ball so that he can make something happen. Hugely talented and a lynchpin of England’s success at younger levels, bringing a gifted homegrown burgeoning player to Old Trafford would be wonderful business.
Just forget his past with Leeds United…
Although Lewis Cook isn’t yet a well-known name, a move to the Red Devils would certainly give him the platform to perform and prove that he is capable of being their central midfielder for years to come.
Cook has been ever-present and equally as impressive for Bournemouth this season and Man United would be silly not to consider him as someone capable of replacing the departing Michael Carrick. With top class midfielders to learn his trait from already at the club, Cook could turn himself from a small name at Bournemouth to one of England’s best midfielders.
Thoughts United fans – Would Cook be a good Carrick replacement?