LEWIS Cook’s contract at Cherries has been extended by an extra year, after a clause was triggered in his current deal.

Midfielder Cook has been in fine form for Cherries this season, with a recent report listing Wolverhampton Wanderers as being interested in his services.

In August 2022, Cook signed an extension to his contract until 2025.

But fans’ fears of Cook heading into the final year of his deal have been quelled, with it understood the 27-year-old triggered an additional year onto his contract after a clause was met regarding appearances.

Asked if he was hoping Cherries could convince Cook to sign a new deal to take him beyond 2025, head coach Iraola revealed the rush is not quite so urgent as thought.

He said: “I am sure they will try, because he has performed really well.

“I think he still has a contract and he even has an extra year.

“So it is not like he is finishing.

“But I am sure the club, from what I know, is very happy with his performances, like we all are.

“I feel he is also very happy, so I think they will deal with the situation, but there is not going to be any problem there.”