Cook excited about Howe management

England youth international Lewis Cook is excited about his future development with Eddie Howe and Bournemouth in the Premier League.

Cook completed a £6 million transfer that could potentially rise to £10m from Leeds on Friday on a four-year contract and arrives at the Cherries with a reputation of England's brightest midfield prospects.

Since graduating from the Whites' esteemed academy, the 19-year-old has already played 80 games in the Championship and won the club's Young Player of the Year twice, Football League Championship Apprentice of the Year and Football League Young Player of the Year – in his first two seasons as a professional.

"It's been a whirlwind for me," Cook told the club's official website. "I was in Ireland, then I got my medical done and I'm here now. I've met the lads and the manager and they've really made me feel welcome.

"It was quite a tough couple of days going from one environment to another, but the lads have helped me settle so far and it's great to be out here.

"I'm looking forward to training and I'm looking forward to the challenge, I want to make an impact and continue to develop."

Having rejected offers from several other top-flight suitors, the teenager claims the reputation Howe has in the development of young players was a key factor in his decision.

"It's a lovely place to live and the way the club plays really excited me too," Cook added. "The manager has done great things here and likes working with young players.

"There are quite a few younger players here and I feel that will benefit me and help to progress my career. I'm only 19 so I'm still young, you need to look for those managers who want to improve young players and he has the faith in me to try to improve – I'm excited.

"It's a big change for me, I loved it at Leeds but I felt it was time for a change and I couldn't say no to playing in the Premier League, it's every boy's dream. I want to enjoy every moment of it."

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