Newcastle are reported to be after 18 year-old midfielder Lewis Cook, who plays for Leeds United and is one of the top up and coming Englishmen playing in the Championship at the moment.
Lewis Cook – 18 year-old Leeds midfielder
Looks lime a young Frank Lampard
Cook has so far played for the England U16 though England U19 sides, and he usually plays in defensive midfield.
Newcastle have made a conscious decision to bring more Englishmen into the squad, and Graham Carr and his team are looking at young Englishmen who could be brought to Tyneside, and Lewis Cook is on the list, although some other Premier League clubs are also interested.
Aston Villa are one of those Premier League sides after a youngster who has already played 38 times for the Leeds United first team this season.
Cook was born in York and made his professional debut in the first game of this season, coming on as a substitute against Millwall, and he has been a regular ever since, in what is his breakthrough season.
Lewis is a versatile player and can also play as an attacking central midfielder and out on the wing.
Lewis is just the type of player Newcastle need to be signing in the summer to build up our Development squad, and the teenager will know he will get a chance next season in the first team at Newcastle, if he is good enough.
Ayoze Perez is a good example of a player who was brought to Newcastle last summer for the Development squad, but he has so far played 39 times for Newcastle this season with six Premier league goals.
Youngsters will be given their chance on Tyneside.
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