Leeds United: Cook ‘over the moon’ to agree new Leeds deal

Massimo Cellino and Lewis Cook.
Massimo Cellino and Lewis Cook.
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LEWIS COOK admits he is delighted to finalise his future at Leeds United - and says he is ‘over the moon’ at penning a new two-year deal.

The 18-year-old is now contracted at the club until the summer of 2017 and is also happy that United supporters have now been provided with reassurances that his future is at Elland Road.

Cook, who had a year remaining on his previous contract, said: “I’m over the moon, all the hard work this season has paid off I think.

“I’m delighted to sign with Leeds United, I’ve really enjoyed this last season.”

Asked if he needed much persuading to agree the new deal, Cook added: “Not at all, I’m enjoying my football and enjoying being here. I’ve got no regrets.

“There was a bit of speculation around it all, but as soon as I was told I was going to be signed, I did it.

“Hopefully a few more signings will be brought in to strengthen the team and next season could be great.

“I’ve been getting a lot of people asking me about my future and hopefully they’ll be happy.”

“I’ve been injured but I’m feeling a lot better now so I can really think about pre-season and try and kick on.

“I’m going to go away, rest and prepare for the new season.”

On his stellar year at Leeds, Cook added: “It’s been a whirlwind for me, I would never have dreamt it.

“I never thought I would have played as many games as I did.

“I’ve really enjoyed it. The Bournemouth game was one of my highlights, as was that little run we went on where we won six or seven games.”

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