Man City scouting West Ham star

Cresswell goalManchester City are heavily scouting West Ham’s hugely impressive left back Aaron Cresswell.

ClaretandHugh learned the player remains the focus of City attention as they look at their home grown player quota for next season.

Cresswell has had a brilliant first campaign becoming a Hammers ever-present with 30 games so far in his first season.

It’s no surprise to hear of  City’s interest after the plaudits he has received from most observers and pundits this season who have been freely tipping him for international honours.

ClaretandHugh has learned that City have had an eye on him for three years since Brian Marwood was Director of Football – may be set to launch a summer raid.

The club are ready to allow Aleksander Kolorov to move on and are looking at both Cresswell and  Monaco left sided back four man Leyvia Kurzarwa.

A decision to go for the Monaco star would of course leave City looking elsewhere in the squad to beef up the British connection.

A Hammers source told ClaretandHugh: “It would take a huge offer to even tempt us as Ipswich also get a chunk if we ever sold on which really isn’t in our thinking.”.


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8 comments on “Man City scouting West Ham star

  1. Personal opinion: Creswell is untouchable. We could negotiate Nolan… a good basis could be Yaya Toure + 10 mil. But we should think about it very well.

  2. If we (West Ham) are to try and break into the top 6 we have to stop being a selling club and keep stars of the future. To sell Cresswell would totally go against this. He (Cresswell) is one of our young stars that we need to keep and develop. Our future is looking bright and we need to keep players of this quality.

  3. Its unthinkable that he should be allowed to leave. Make him an offer he cant refuse and tie him down to a 7 year deal ASAP

    We will never grow if we allow players like Cresswell to leave, God only knows how long it’ll take to find as good a replacement

  4. two things matter.
    1 wether he wants the move
    2 everyone has his price
    I hope we tell them where to get off, but the risk is there. Start at 50 million should help us.

  5. It is the sort of occasion where we could afford to be ridiculous. I’d suggest we should say we believe him as good as Luke Shaw, and thus demand an equivalent fee.

    We’ve just signed the young Scot for left back so have some contingency, and a 30 million fee banking could well see us spend 10 million on a quality left back, with the option for another two 10 million pound players.

    3 players worth 10 million I suspect would see us stronger as a team and squad than keeping young Aaron.

  6. …and as others have said, if he wanted the move there’s not a lot we could do about it.

    In reality it’s all pretty unlikely.

  7. Why would he want to sit on the bench in the rain in Manchester and watch his England chance drift away,he has years yet to move on if he wants and make more money,
    We will get a better price when he has settled in as a regular England player,
    It’s about time contracts became what they are if you sign for 4 years you stay 4 years and that goes for the club to,
    Like Valencia he will have his price but we must not be tempted,

  8. It is all very commendable stating the lad is not for sale. Not for any price. But at the end of the day money talks!

    And while we are reflecting on the days sunset it should be remembered that £100,000-£150silly money along with the chance to win major trophies and play in the champions league is a pretty powerful lure in anybodies book, Let alone to a young lad just making his way at the highest level.

    If a club like citeh were to offer him said silly money along with all those golden opportunities then he’d be foolish to turn it down.

    If such an offer were to be made and he likes it, then he will be gone!

    Don’t get me wrong I love the kid and think he can not only be our fullback for many years but go on to achieve international honours at the club as well. I would hate for him to leave but when the big boys come calling sometimes there isn’t much you can do.

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