Thursday, 2 August 2018

Spurs will find AFCB are not entertaining offers for Lewis Cook

Having not made a summer signing, Mauricio Pochettino has decided that Bournemouth's Lewis Cook is the player Spurs need to start their spending for £30m, according to the Daily Mirror. But Lewis Cook has just signed a new four-year deal at AFCB and if Spurs are serious on attracting the England international they would have to stump up nearer £45-50m in my opinion to buy him out of his contract and satisfy the Cherries for their loss.
Lewis Cook may be a target for Spurs, but his value is almost priceless to AFCB.
The Bournemouth Echo put a price on Lewis Cook's head of £30m this week and it seems that Spurs felt that would be a good option to take up if Eddie Howe was willing to let the player go. But paper talk has the job of selling stories that are not necessarily the reality and Lewis Cook's worth to the Cherries is not simply a price-tag when the Cherries have not yet managed to attract their main summer target - Jefferson Lerma. I am sure Howe has picked Lerma because he sees him as a good partner for Lewis Cook and the whole strategy of bringing Lerma in is that Lewis Cook needs a playing partner that can enable him to get forward and do his best work higher up the field.

To sell Lewis Cook would totally mean a rethink and Bournemouth didn't give the player a new contract for the purpose of selling him this summer. Ultimately, Spurs would have to pay silly money to make Bournemouth consider selling Cook and even then Lewis would have to be keen on jumping ship when he has made great progress under Howe. The pull of playing for Spurs would be attractive I'm sure for Cook but he'd also have to weigh up whether he would automatically be playing games of just a squad member.

In essence, I think the potential move is at least a year too soon for Lewis Cook and Bournemouth should be able to bat off any interest this summer even with 10 days left to go of this window.

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