According to reports emerging today, recently-relegated Newcastle are eyeing up a move for Leeds United’s youngster Lewis Cook as they prepare for life in the Championship.

The 19 year-old has been linked with a move away from Elland Road before as he enters the final year of his contract with the Whites.

Newcastle have tied down boss Rafael Benitez to a new three-year contract and will now be turning their attention to signing players, with Brighton’s Lewis Dunk and Derby’s Will Hughes also touted as potential acquisitions.

Cook, a current England Under-19 international, has been a main stay in Leeds’ team this season playing 42 games in all competitions.

A versatile player, the Football League Young Player of the Year for 2015-16 prefers playing in a central role in midfield but has been deployed as both an attacking midfielder as well as on the left.

Despite his young age, Cook has already got two full seasons of senior football under his belt and is regarded as one of the Whites most talented youngsters.

During both of his seasons with the Yorkshire club, the midfielder has won their Young Player of the Year award.