June 19, 2024

Leeds Live claim Charlie Cresswell has been included in Leeds United’s summer plans ahead of the new season as the club prepare for life in the Championship – with centre-back Cresswell starring on loan at Millwall during 22-23.

Cresswell, 20, has played seven times for Leeds at senior level before leaving last summer to join Gary Rowett’s side on loan. He impressed at The Den, despite only managing 30 games – largely, due to injury. He scored five goals.

He returns to Leeds this summer where he finds a year left on his deal. It comes after Leeds were open to selling him in the January window. The Sun reported Michael Carrick’s Middlesbrough were keen on £4m-rated Cresswell.

But after relegation, Leeds have made a decision regarding Cresswell. They are going to include him in first-team plans ahead of the 2023-24 campaign. He is not for sale, meaning Leeds have now performed a u-turn with him.

Charlie Cresswell included in Leeds summer plans ahead of new season

It is the right move. Cresswell is one of the players of similar age that is showing most potential. The likes of Sam Greenwood, Joe Gelhardt and others. He can have a real impact as Leeds push for promotion in the 23-24 term.

Not only that, but because Leeds may need a right-sided centre-back. Robin Koch is in the final year of his deal but to further his claims for a place in Germany’s squad – he needs to go. Diego Llorente has no future at Elland Road.

Keeping Cresswell at Elland Road not only makes sense, but it is a necessity with Llorente and Koch more than likely to be sold in the next couple of months. He is good enough, as proven on loan at Millwall. A new deal is required.


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