West Ham’s first class full-back Aaron Cresswell continues to put in performances of the highest quality and is sure to be of interest to a number of clubs in the summer.
The 25-year-old, who signed from Championship outfit Ipswich Town, has made the step up to the Premier League with consummate ease and he’s proving to be a shrewd acquisition.
His impressive displays have made him a fan favourite at Upton Park and he has been indispensable to the team in his maiden season, playing in every single league game thus far, all factors as to why the club must hang on to him no matter who comes sniffing around.
Cresswell registered 13 assists for Ipswich last season – an incredible contribution – and he’s not finding it difficult to have a similar impact with the Hammers in the top flight, he has four assists and one goal so far.
His most recent assist was for Cheikhou Kouyate’s opener in the 2-2 draw with London rivals Tottenham; it was an absolute peach of a cross and almost impossible to defend against. He has proved time and time again he can produce great quality from that left boot of his and his consistency is really impressive.
The left-back loves to bomb forward and his pace and reading of the game allows him to do it to brilliant effect, seizing on counter-attack opportunities, providing width and stretching the length of the pitch.
He is competent going back towards his own goal, too, with his agility allowing him to recover his position quickly. He doesn’t dive in to tackles and always plays with enthusiasm and desire, running tirelessly down the wings and pressing opponents.
The Englishman has been a figure of interest from several top flight clubs in recent years and many may now regret not him up when they had the chance.
Manchester City are the latest to be rumoured to be interested in his services and they could be willing to offer a large sum in order to sign him. Not only would he solve one of their ‘problem positions’ but he’d also help them fill their English players quota.
Cresswell is without doubt one of the best left-backs in English football on current form and West Ham must ensure he is not sold at any price; he’s a player they can build around and possibly achieve great things with in the future.