Bournemouth open to midfielder exit

Bournemouth open to midfielder exit

Bournemouth are reportedly open to allowing summer buy Lewis Cook to depart on loan and former club Leeds have been linked.

Cook only joined the Cherries in the summer in a £7million switch from Elland Road, in a deal that could potentially rise to £10million.

The 19-year-old did feature in Bournemouth's curtain raiser, a 3-1 defeat to Manchester United, but that has been his only taste of Premier League action to date.

Cook has seen his chances limited by the arrival of Jack Wilshere on loan from Arsenal, with Harry Arter and Andrew Surman also ahead of him in the pecking order, and it has been suggested Bournemouth could be open to a loan exit in the New Year.

Leeds have already been mooted as possible suitors for a temporary deal but a number of Championship clubs are likely to register an interest should it become clear that Bournemouth are looking to send Cook out on loan.