Cresswell “twilight” question

By Dave Langton

Will Aaron Cresswell get himself a new contract at West Ham?

It’s a big question and as we explained one that David Moyes will have to find an answer to sooner rather than later.

Cresswell’s deal is up in 2023 but there is no extension option for the Hammers to trigger.

As a result, one has to consider whether the left-back is going to earn himself an extension.

Looking purely at his performances over the past two or three seasons, one has to say that based on his on-pitch performance, he would deserve a new deal.

However, Cresswell is 32 and will be 33 in December. That is not the age of a player who should be starting in a team that is aiming to finish in the top six.

David Moyes has continually talked about bringing the squad’s average age down, so one has to say that he might well be a victim of circumstance.

If Moyes is serious about making the Hammers a younger, more vibrant squad, he may well have to let Cress go and allow him to see out the twilight of his career elsewhere.


About Dave Langton

A journalist with 10 years' experience of working on National newspapers, now chief reporter covering the club that I've loved since I was a boy. Upton Park remains the greatest football stadium ever built.