West Ham manager Sam Allardyce believes defender Aaron Cresswell should remain at Upton Park despite transfer interest from Manchester City.
The 25-year-old has been an ever-present figure in the Hammers squad this season, starting all 33 of their Premier League games.
This shows Cresswell’s quality after the defender only made the move to the top-flight last season from Championship outfit Ipswich Town.
And it is this quality that Manchester City are looking to add to their team, as well as increasing their number of home grown players.
But Allardyce believes Cresswell should stay at the Boleyn Ground and continue his development.
"There's no doubt about that because he's year one in the Premier League," Allardyce told the Express.
"Year one is an ongoing experience that you have that you know the level- Aaron now needs to grow from that experience.
"His challenge is to continue to work even harder than he has this year, not to rest on his laurels,” added Allardyce.
Cresswell helped his West Ham team to a blistering start to the season, which saw wins over Liverpool and Manchester City.
But the Hammers are currently going through a barren spell, having won only once in their last six outings, after earlier being touted as potential Europa League outsiders following the impressive start.
West Ham travel to local rivals and relegation threatened QPR this weekend, as they look to end their season on a high.
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