Spurs line up £30m move for Lewis Cook

Tottenham Hotspur are set to launch a £30m bid to sign Bournemouth’s England international midfielder Lewis Cook, according to reports in The Star.

Cook, a £10m signing from Leeds United in 2016, has risen to prominence since joining Eddie Howe’s side on the south coast, and was tipped by many to make Gareth Southgate’s final 23 for the World Cup in Russia following a season ending injury to Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

The reported interest from Spurs holds an air of panic from a club who are yet to make a single signing in the 2018 summer transfer window, despite manager Mauricio Pochettino signing a new five year contract in May and reportedly being promised in the region of £150m for transfer expenditure.

Cook would add unquestionably quality to Tottenham’s squad, though whether he is capable of displacing the likes of Moussa Dembele, Victor Wanyama and Eric Dier as Pochettino’s preferred midfield options remains to be seen.