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Paul Robinson has said that bringing Lewis Cook back to Elland Road would be a brilliant signing for Leeds, with Bournemouth staring into the abyss of the Championship.
Speculation about Leeds re-signing him kicked off when the club posted a throwback tweet to Cook scoring a spectacular goal for the Whites last week.
Plenty of fans responded to the tweet calling for his return.
— Leeds United (@LUFC) June 25, 2020
Cook came up through the youth ranks at Leeds but was sold to Bournemouth in 2016 for a fee of just over £6m.
Bournemouth are in real trouble at the foot of the Premier League and were thrashed 4-1 by Newcastle at home on Wednesday night.
Talking exclusively to MOT Leeds News Robinson said that Cook would fit in well in a Leeds side in the Premier League.
“I think there will be some top sides that will be looking at him,” Robinson said.
“Bournemouth have got themselves in a bit of a predicament. It would be a great signing for Leeds if they could pull something like that off.
“He’s been there four seasons since he left. He’s a good player, I like him, he’s the type of player who would fit into a Leed side in the Premier League.
“He’s a hard worker, doesn’t score too many goals but puts a shift in and you know what you’re going to get from him.
“Whether it’s a nostalgic signing, whether it’s been touted because of that… he’s been at Leeds before, but he’s at the right age and of the right calibre.”
Cook would be a hugely popular signing with Leeds fans, who think Elland Road is his home.
His reported wages of £35k-a-week would be in the upper echelons of pay at Elland Road but not a problem.
It might be nostalgia from Leeds fans but he’s a player who could actually come back.
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