CHERRIES have extended the contract of another key player, with Lewis Cook the latest player to sign a new deal.

Cook is now tied down at Cherries until the end of the 2024-25 campaign, potentially extending his stay at the Vitality Stadium to just shy of a decade.

The former Leeds United man had signed a three-year contract in September last year, which was set to expire in the summer of 2024.

He joins Mark Travers and Dominic Solanke in signing new deals this summer, with Travers and Solanke tied down until 2027 and 2026 respectively.

Neill Blake, AFC Bournemouth Chief Executive, told “We’re very pleased to get another contract extension with a key player over the line.

"Lewis’ talent and work ethic are there for all to see and this is a massive boost for the club just before the start of the new season.

"He has played a huge role in our successes to date and is a key part of our future plans, so it’s fantastic that he has committed his future to the club.”

Since arriving from Elland Road in 2016, Cook has made 148 appearances for Cherries, including 75 games in the top-flight.

Cook captained the England under-20 side, which included Solanke, to World Cup glory in 2017, going on to earn one senior cap.

During his time with Cherries, Cook has endured two ACL injuries, battling back both times to re-establish himself in the first-team picture.

After making his return from injury in November against Swansea City, the 25-year-old went on to make 27 Championship appearances, helping the side back into the Premier League at the second attempt.

The Daily Echo understands that the club are looking to complete further new deals with a host of contract extensions.