News in the Journal this morning that Newcastle are interested in 24 year-old Ipswich left-back Aaron Cresswell, and we were first linked with this player last August so Newcastle have been following this player for a while now.
Aaron Cresswell - Ipswich left back
Davide Santon may leave the club in the summer, and we suppose if a club comes in for him and meets Mike Ashley’s valuation of the player he’s gone – but that’s also true of any other player on the books at Newcastle.
Since joining Ipswich Town, Aaron has looked a very good left back and has played 136 times with seven goals and 25 assists for the Tractor Boys.
And his solid performances have a number of Premier League clubs like Aston Villa, Burnley and Cardiff City, as well as Newcastle interested in the player, who has never been capped at any level by England.
The 5’7″ tall Cresswell had an outstanding first season at Ipswich, and he was the fans’ Player of the Year, and over the last three seasons he’s played 112 times for Ipswich in the Championship.
Aaron is a Liverpool lad and joined Ipswich from Tranmere Rovers in the summer of 2011, and while at Tranmere he played 76 times with 6 goals and 7 assists.
But Newcastle have Paul Dummett, Massadio Haidara and Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa available to play at left back, so it doesn’t say too much of their chances at Newcastle, if the club are looking to bring in another left back.
Davide Santon is settled at Newcastle, and of course he has a girlfriend in Newcastle, and they had a baby girl – Sienna – last summer, and the news is that Davide wants a contract extension to stay on Tyneside.
Well at least somebody is happy and wants to stay at Newcastle these days.
What do you think?