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Villa Linked With New Move for Cresswell
Tuesday, 21st May 2013 23:27

Aston Villa will renew their interest in Town left-back Aaron Cresswell this summer, according to tabloid reports.

Last July, Villa made an enquiry regarding Cresswell, 23, before eventually opting to add Middlesbrough left-back Joe Bennett to their squad.

Manager Paul Lambert is said to be keen to improve his backline during this close season and will reportedly again target Cresswell, who played every minute of Town's 2012/13 campaign.

If an offer is forthcoming it would come as no surprise to Blues boss Mick McCarthy, who said recently that he was expecting interest in the Liverpudlian, who he views as “a Premier League footballer in the making”.

Cresswell, who is contracted to the Blues until June 2015, joined Town from Tranmere at the end of his terms at Prenton Park in the summer of 2011.

A Football League tribunal set compensation at an initial £240,000 rising to £520,000 after various milestone clauses, while Rovers are entitled to 20% of the profit if Cresswell is sold.

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Cheshire_Blue added 17:20 - May 22
Under contract until 2015. Should be end of story.
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Cheshire_Blue added 17:25 - May 22
Cresswell should look at what has happened to Wickham before making any decision on his future. He could go from playing in every game to making a handful of appearances and spending most of his time warming the bench. Maybe a case for a sale and loan back which is what should have happened with Wickham.
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compton added 19:31 - May 22
paul lambert will always be scum
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neillrumsey added 19:51 - May 22
I have to agree that Cresswell is an average defender who can easily be replaced. We should ensure a decent fee. Dead ball specialist has bnot really lived up to this tag albeit a great find for very little money. Full backs are easy to come by lets move on...
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BuckieBlue added 22:27 - May 22
Unless Cressy is desparate to go anywhere just to step, I think he should be bide his time and not jump at Villa. Currently they're not that strong, chairman Lerner isn't that keen these days to splash out- unlike during O'Neill period-so they could end up going down eventually...even swapping with Town one day!
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Fatcatevans added 08:55 - May 23
He'll go. He fits Lamberts policy of buying good young players. Bennett looked dodgy after a reasonable start and concedes far too many fouls. If he keeps Benteke Villa with 2 or 3 young additions like Cresswell will have a good season..Lambert has reduced the average age by several years and is building for the future.
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ntoms97 added 16:48 - May 23
Stay Cressy we love you!!! Don't go to a scummy manager
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mrmorisato added 01:02 - May 25
We need to keep Cressy as 3 of our back 4 are now settled. If he is sold it will show good business on the Balance sheet and will provide MM with funds to bolster the team in other places as well as a replacement at left back. Would be sad to see him leave.
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