Chelsea fans respond to interest in Bournemouth midfielder Lewis Cook
Chelsea are reportedly interested in Bournemouth midfielder Lewis Cook – and some of the club’s supporters on Twitter are not pleased with the speculation.
The Daily Mail reports that Frank Lampard’s team are eyeing the 22-year-old and Liverpool are also keen on him.
It is understood that both the Blues and Liverpool have identified him as a target, but want him to prove his fitness and form this season.
Cook is a highly-rated central midfielder that has earned one senior cap for England and played an important role at international level for various age groups.
He is a pass master that keeps his team ticking over in the centre of the park and has great energy.
But the Bournemouth ace has spent the majority of 2019 on the sidelines with a knee injury and has only just made his comeback in the last month.
A selection of Blues supporters on social media have responded to reported interest in the midfielder negatively and aren’t sure he’s cut out to make it at Stamford Bridge.
He’s certainly got the potential to be a regular senior England international in future, but it does depend on how he recovers from his injury problem and if he can fulfil his potential.
He’s an intriguing prospect to keep an eye on in the Premier League during the next few months, but the only issue is there is already a plethora of midfield talents in West London.
Jorginho, N’Golo Kante, Mateo Kovacic, Mason Mount, Ross Barkley, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and even promising Scottish talent Billy Gilmour are all options for Lampard in the midfield area.
Here are some Chelsea fans commenting on Cook:
What a strange transfer, very average player not sure what use we would have for him. Drinkwater springs to mind
— Luke (@Chelsea_CHO10) October 18, 2019
We have better young players, all due respect.
— Joe (@Joe_blues25) October 18, 2019
Gallagher and billy G are already at the club?
— ChelseaOpinions (@ChelseaOpinion2) October 18, 2019
No thanks, We don’t need another Barkley, imo
— Wanye (@wayne_obimbo) October 18, 2019
If we buy anyone from Bournemouth, it has to be David Brooks.
If we can’t get him, we do not need anyone at all.
— Blue is the answer (@abhi_2509) October 19, 2019
Is he that good? Haven’t seen him at all.
— iamLordKai (@calvinkay316) October 18, 2019
Danny Drinkwater v2 if we buy him
— Kyle Gooch (@kylegooch16) October 18, 2019
This must be a joke
— J Champagne (@JChampa87109729) October 19, 2019