Leeds United sold highly-rated midfielder Lewis Cook to Bournemouth for an initial £6m fee – which could rise to £10m with add-ons – in July 2016 when they were still under the leadership of Massimo Cellino.
The 21-year-old has gone on to make a big impression for the Cherries – especially in recent months where he has established himself as a regular in the starting XI – and it led to him winning his first full England cap back in March.
The Whites academy graduate was once again in brilliant form during his team’s last-gasp 2-1 defeat to Manchester United at the Vitality Stadium last weekend, and it was his clever reverse pass that led to Callum Wilson’s opener for the Cherries.
Fans of the Yorkshire outfit obviously still keep an eye on Cook’s progress as they hope to join him in the Premier League next season, and they would have been impressed with what they saw from him against Jose Mourinho’s men.
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We decided to ask Leeds fans to vote on our poll to see whether they thought their club undervalued the 21-year-old back in 2016, and a whopping 85% of those who took part said they believed they had, as you can see from the results below.
Selling Cook for such a low fee certainly wouldn’t have happened on Andrea Radrizzani’s watch – as shown by Chris Wood’s exit to Burnley in 2017 – but it also has to be remembered that transfer fee inflation has also risen significantly over the course of the last two-and-a-half years.