Date: 25th May 2019 at 8:00am
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West Ham are open to selling defender Aaron Cresswell during the summer transfer window and have placed an £8million valuation on the Englishman, according to the Football Insider.

The reliable outlet report that the Hammers are preparing to look refresh their options at left-back, with Manuel Pellegrini opting to select both Cresswell and Arthur Masuaku at times this season, with neither being a firm first choice starter.

It is believed that Pellegrini would be willing to listen to any potential offers for Cresswell, who has been linked with a move to Everton this summer according to the Football Insider, and the club are thought to be looking to double their profit on the left-back who they signed from Ipswich Town for £4million in 2014.

Cresswell has played 179 for West Ham since making the move from Ipswich, but he is no longer the club’s first choice at left-back after starting just 18 of the Hammer’s Premier League matches this season.

OPINION

It will be interesting to see whether Cresswell remains a West Ham player by the time the Premier League season resumes in August, after Masuaku with 19 starts made more Premier League appearances that the Englishman this season. Under Pellegrini the left-back is no longer the influential figure he has been in the seasons prior to the Chilean arriving at the London Stadium. That might mean the defender could be wanting to leave the club to go and be the guaranteed first choice at another side, with Everton expressing an interest in taking him to Goodison Park. However, there are question marks over Masusaku defensively at times so West Ham might to ensure they recruit another left-back before deciding to sanction any potential move away for Cresswell. West Ham supporters will be mostly sad to see the Englishman leave, after the defender has produced some very good performance during his 179 appearances for the club, but with Pellegrini seemingly unconvinced by him it could be best for both parties if Cresswell finds a new club.