Leeds United defender Charlie Cresswell is facing an uncertain future at the club, and he has no shortage of suitors.
According to a report from the Daily Mail (14 January, page 105), three clubs – Middlesbrough, Millwall, and Bristol City – are showing keen interest in signing the 21-year-old defender.
Cresswell has progressed through the youth academy at the club and he was labelled as “outstanding” by Gary Rowett last season.
The youngster has struggled for regular games this season, and Daniel Farke has made it clear that the ball is in the player’s court now – either he can accept the role of a squad player or can leave if there’s a good offer on the table.
Boro have already signed Luke Ayling on loan from Leeds for the rest of the season, and they are looking to sign another player from the same club, although it’s not clear whether they are aiming for a short-term deal or a permanent one.
Is Cresswell heading for exit?
The youngster made his debut for the senior side under Marcelo Bielsa, and he is a fantastic talent. Last season, he joined Millwall on loan where he managed four goals in 29 appearances in all competitions.
He wants to play regular football, but Farke has made it clear to him that it is not possible at the moment. Pascal Struijk and Joe Rodon are his first-choice pairing while Liam Cooper still remains at the club. It means Cresswell has become the fourth choice option for Farke.
Cresswell, who signed a new four-year contract at Leeds in August, has made only four Championship appearances this season, and clearly he is out of the first-team picture.
Phil Hay claimed that the Whites would be open to selling him if they received the right offer. Earlier this month, the Whites lost Djede Spence as well whose loan from Tottenham Hotspur was cancelled.
In other news, Leeds are keen to sign 23-year-old Premier League player.
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