Charlie Cresswell could be offered the chance to join Stoke City in the final hours of the January transfer window, with The Athletic reporting on their live transfer blog that the Potters want the Leeds United centre-back.
Cresswell’s future has been a surprise talking point throughout the month. He has had a difficult time out on loan with Millwall. And with that, there has been speculation that he could leave permanently.
The Athletic reports that Stoke have agreed to sell Harry Souttar to Leicester in a deal which could be worth £20 million. And a player they are looking at as a possible replacement is Cresswell.
Stoke eyeing Cresswell
The report notes that time is obviously running out for the Potters. But they are still going to try and agree a deal with Leeds that sees Cresswell join.
It is not clear whether that would be a permanent deal or a loan. But you would imagine that a permanent move would be easier for Leeds to sanction given the problems they may have taking him away from Millwall.
It would be a shame to see the 20-year-old leave. He has had an underwhelming spell in the Championship. But it previously looked inevitable that he would find himself in the first-team at Elland Road at some stage.
Jesse Marsch recently suggested that he has an ‘amazing‘ mentality. But it would appear that Leeds may be open to the right offers for the defender.
Stoke are now facing a race against time to get a deal done.