Leeds’ Lewis Cook has expressed his desire to play in the Premier League.
The 19-year-old midfielder has had an outstanding season at Elland Road and will be out of contract after the 2016/17 season.
A number of Premier League clubs are said to be interested in the England under-19 international, including Everton and Stoke.
The teenager told the Yorkshire Evening Post: “Obviously I have still got a contract at Leeds and that’s all I can focus on.
“I enjoy playing my football here and the club is great and all the lads are great so why not?
“Every young footballer wants to end up in the Premiership – it’s being the right time and whether you are good enough.
“Everyone wants to be there at one point in their career.
“That would be the dream – to do it with Leeds.”
Cook would not be the first player to strive in the Premier League after shining in the Football League. Dele Alli, Fabian Delph and perhaps most notably, Gareth Bale, have excelled in their careers after stepping up.
At only 19, Cook has plenty of years ahead of him to gain his status as a Premier League footballer, and clearly has a lot of potential, although a big move at a young age can have a negative impact on player’s career.
Cook certainly has the quality to become one of England’s future stars and only time will tell as to whether he continues his football at Leeds United or in the Premier League.