Newcastle After Brilliant Young English Midfielder

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

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.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

6 comments so far

  • IrishGeordie9

    May 2, 2015 at 8:29 AM

    Comment #1

    Please may some kind soul repost my comment? :3

  • jimmysmith

    May 2, 2015 at 8:33 AM

    Comment #2

    IrishGeordie9 // May 2, 2015 at 8:27 AM


    A bit contradictory their. You say Rayo aren’t a good team, yet agree that they’re over-achieving. Surely that would suggest he is a good manager?

    Yes, McClaren has been more successful, but thats because he has more experience and he has been in the game longer. He has also had more failures, if you’re using those terms.

    Paco in his short managerial career has got 3 teams promoted into a higher division and as you say he is now getting Rayo to over-achieve.

    Sounds good to me. A risk yeah. But so is Carver.

  • sing in the corner

    May 2, 2015 at 8:55 AM

    Comment #3

    Looks like jesper’s gone off temporarily.
    Can I just say, I read Jesper’s opportunist comment
    (in isolation) as meaning: he was underqualified for the job in the first place, shouldn’t have been offered it but took it readily when he was. I think tat is reasonable. Don’t think he was intending any assassination of JC’s character…

  • sing in the corner

    May 2, 2015 at 8:55 AM

    Comment #4


  • Blofal

    May 2, 2015 at 9:13 AM

    Comment #5

    Since when has our development squad consitantly developed players? This kid is better off by far playing at leads than playing in our development squad.

  • Blofal

    May 2, 2015 at 9:13 AM

    Comment #6

    *Leeds. Damn predictive text.


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