AFC Bournemouth defender Steve Cook has signed a new contract, following reassurances that Cherries manager Eddie Howe would be remaining on the south coast.
The 26 year old defender played every game of the 2016/17 Premier League campaign, completing all 3,420 minutes of the season.
With two goals and some of the best defensive statistics in England’s top tier and across Europe, Cook was a deserved winner of the Micky Cave Player of the season award.
His performances have also been acknowledged by the Cherries, handing him a new and improved four year contract, keeping him at Dean Court until the summer of 2021.
Cook told afcb.co.uk…
‘…Myself and AFC Bournemouth have been the perfect match. Since the manager came in, things have been forever moving upwards and that has matched my own ambitions.
“These are exciting times to be at the club and hopefully we can continue to have as much success as we have had in the last few years.”
AFC Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe has been key to seeing the Cherries rise through the divisions with Steve Cook at the heart of the defence and speaking to the Daily Echo he added…
‘…I have had numerous chats with the manager over the past month or two and I would not have signed a contract if I felt he was going to leave.
‘For the club to continue to improve we need to keep our best players and the staff who are in charge. I am sure that will happen for many years to come and that was why I was so eager to sign…’
Fantastic stuff, sends out a real message of intent that we’re not going to let our best players go. Well done to all involved, he has been fantastic this year and is developing into a real talent. – Join the conversation here.
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