Jesse Marsch suggested just last week that Charlie Cresswell has an ‘amazing‘ mentality, but it would appear that that may not be enough to stop Leeds United selling the defender, with the Yorkshire Evening Post reporting that the youngster could leave Elland Road permanently before the end of the January transfer window.
Cresswell currently finds himself out on loan with Millwall. However, the 20-year-old has not featured at all in their last five Championship fixtures. And with that, there is a question mark over his future.
Most supporters would hope that another loan move could be found for the centre-back. He has been outstanding at various age groups for Leeds. And he did well whenever he got a chance in the first-team.
Leeds could sell Charlie Cresswell this month
Meanwhile, Marsch praised Cresswell in his press conference before Leeds faced Aston Villa. Nevertheless, it seems that there is a chance that he has already made his final appearance for the club.
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The Yorkshire Evening Post reports that a couple of Millwall’s Championship rivals are interested in a permanent deal for Cresswell. And him being sold in this window remains a possibility.
That suggestion will disappoint a lot of fans. Cresswell looks to have an incredibly high ceiling. After his performance against West Ham last season, plenty of supporters were earmarking him as a future captain of the club.
Perhaps his development has stagnated in more recent times. Of course, it is not the best sign that he is struggling to get into Millwall’s team right now. And there is plenty of competition amongst the Leeds squad for the centre-back spot.
But if Cresswell finds the right move in this window, there is every chance that he will get back on track in his push to become a Premier League player.
For many fans, that right move would be another loan. But it would seem that the club may have other ideas.