There’s a report in the Daily Star today that Newcastle are interested in 23-year-old Aaron Cresswell, a left-back who was born in Liverpool and joined Ipswich Town from Tranmere Rovers two years ago.
Aaron Creswell – getting attention from Premier League clubs
Since joining Ipswich Town, Aaron has looked a solid left back and played 94 times with six goals for the Tractor Boys, and his solid performances are staring to get Premier League clubs like Aston Villa, West Ham and Cardiff City, as well as Newcastle interested in the player, who has never been capped at any level by England.
Cresswell had an outstanding first season at Ipswich and was the fans’ Player of the Year, and last season he showed he’s not exactly prone to injury, and he played in every single league game for Ipswich and was never substituted.
Ipswich Town manager and former Sunderland boss Mick McCarthy had this to say to BBC Suffolk about interest in his left-back:
“I’ve heard nothing – only that people keep telling me it’s in the papers. I keep hearing Crystal Palace are interested in him and that doesn’t surprise me at all.”
“He’s the best left-back in the league. I’m not touting him around trying to sell him, by the way. But he’s been excellent. Am I fearing losing Cressy? No. I certainly don’t want to. I can’t give him any higher praise.”
Newcastle should be interested in good players coming through in the lower leagues – especially if they are English ( we are an English club after all), but left-back is hardly a weakness we have at the moment in the squad.
Davide Santon is coming through very well in this is third season on Tyneside, and local lad Paul Dummett had an excellent pre-season, and we saw earlier in the year that French U21 International Massadio Haidara is another fine prospect.
What we need is a striker, and maybe even a goal-scoring winger to add to our goalscoring prowess, which was very weak in the second half of last season, and has been almost non-existent in our first two games in the league, when we’ve had just one shot on target. 🙁
We are still waiting on a second bid from Arsenal for Yohan Cabaye, if it comes, and we are still waiting for Joe Kinnear to bring some players into the squad – players who can score goals.
We haven’t got to remind Joe that time is quickly running out – do we?
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