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Chances of Cresswell leaving now slim

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The chances of reportedly in-demand left back leaving the club this summer are extremely slim, according to Claret & Hugh.

The reliable Hammers news source claims that almost all of the club’s home-grown players will be remaining at to fulfil the requirements for British-based squad members.

Cresswell was included in the list of home-grown players and as such it’s thought unlikely that the England will be departing in the near future.

That’s despite Football Insider reporting in May that the team’s rivals are interested in signing the 29-year-old.

OPINION

This makes sense. Earlier this summer it appeared that Cresswell might be sold after manager Manuel Pellegrini sided with at left back down the stretch this season, however it no longer seems like that is the case. and Moses Masaki were both released this summer, putting more pressure on Pellegrini to maintain his current selection of home-grown players. Cresswell falls under that distinction, despite his slide down the pecking order and Everton’s interest in him. It does seem as if, despite the Chilean struggling to make up his mind at left back this campaign, Pellegrini is happy to proceed with the same two full backs he had on the left hand side next time out. That’s slightly strange, because neither man really distinguished themselves, but perhaps Masuaku did enough to win the starting spot and Pellegrini feels that Cresswell is a serviceable back up. Certainly it seems as if the former Ipswich Town man will be remaining where he is for the foreseeable future, anyway.

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