Lewis Cook signs new four-year deal with Bournemouth
By Rory O'Callaghan
Last Updated: 18/05/18 4:34pm
Bournemouth midfielder Lewis Cook has committed his long-term future to the club by signing a new four-year contract.
The 21-year-old, who was recently put on standby for the England World Cup squad, has agreed to a deal which runs until the summer of 2022.
"This new contract is a really proud moment for me and the icing on the cake for the year we've had and all the hard work that's gone on behind the scenes at the club," said Cook.
"It came as a nice surprise. I was just concentrating on my football and playing games, but when it was spoken about I couldn't wait to get it signed.
"I'm really enjoying my football here and I'm looking forward to the future with AFC Bournemouth."
Cook joined Bournemouth from Leeds in 2016 and has since gone on to make 41 appearances for the Cherries in the Premier League.
The York-born midfielder earned his first England cap against Italy in March and narrowly missed out on a place in Gareth Southgate's 23-man squad for the World Cup in Russia.
Cherries boss Eddie Howe is delighted to have tied Cook down to a long-term deal as he looks ahead to start of next season.
He said: "It was important that we get our talented, young players to commit to the future of the club and this is a really important signing for us to make.
"Lewis has had an outstanding campaign, highlighted by his recognition with the England team and his place on standby for the World Cup squad.
"His immediate future is now with us and we can really concentrate on next season.
"This is an exciting stage of Lewis' career, which is heading in the right direction, and I am delighted that will happen at AFC Bournemouth."