West Ham Veteran Likely to Depart

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West Ham United full-back Aaron Cresswell is expected to leave the club on a free transfer this summer, according to The Boot Room.

The 34-year-old’s contract expires at the season’s end, and reports suggest the club won’t offer him a new one, marking the conclusion of his ten-year tenure at West Ham.

Cresswell was linked with a move to Wolverhampton Wanderers last summer but remained with the Hammers. This season, he has seen his playing time decrease with the emergence of Emerson Palmieri as the preferred left-back. He has made 15 appearances in all competitions, scoring one goal.

Cresswell has been a loyal servant to West Ham, particularly during David Moyes‘ earlier years at the club. However, with a potential change in management and playing style under a new boss, a regular centre-back role, which Cresswell has occasionally filled, seems unlikely.

Cresswell’s age and reduced playing time suggest a move away is best for both parties. A proper send-off from the West Ham faithful in the final home game against Luton Town would be a fitting way to say good bye

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  • West Ham Fan no 32 says:

    He’s been a great servant, like Ogbonna and Antonio who are possibly also likely to leave, wish him well in whatever and wherever his next endeavour is.

    Suspect there will be an exodus at the end of the season and a complete rebuild, see Kompany is being linked with us, if we are looking long term and prepared to stick with a manager he could be a good appointment, will probably take a few seasons to get back to where we are because of the scale of recruitment and level of investment required. If we can hang onto Alvarez, Kudus and Bowen with the other players Aguerd, Emerson, Areola, Fabianski, Soucek, JWP we still have some very good players to build around, if he can develop players like Callum Marshall, Ordord, Scarles, Earthy and some of the youth players could be a very good appointment.

  • Trevor says:

    Will Cresswell be granted a well-deserved testimonial to celebrate his 10 years service? I’m expecting Ogbonna to retire as he will have reached his 36th birthday in a few weeks. Ings will most likely get a move. Downes, thankfully, won’t be coming back. Antonio, who has just turned 34, is well worth his place in the squad for a year or two – especially as an impact sub. Johnson hasn’t signed a new contract so looks likely to move on a free. West Ham need strengthening at centre-back and also midfield, if Paqueta moves on. Two long awaited new strikers will allow Bowen to play his natural position, and Kudus in attacking centre-mid. Young players like Scarles and Earthy will best be sent on a season’s long loan to Championship clubs.(It depends on who is manager next season)

    • John simmonds says:

      Why thank god Downes wont be coming back? Are you seriously suggesting he wouldn’t have dònee a better job than Phillips when Alvarez was out. And he certainly wouldn’t have rolled over and had his tummy tickled like the rest of them at Palace

  • Robyn GoodBan says:

    I think you all dint give him the time that is the manager as well where he has gone he likes it but i think he mit like to still play for west ham

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