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Leeds United: Conor McGilligan concerned over links to Charlie Cresswell

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Leeds United writer Conor McGilligan has expressed concern after hearing ‘future captain’ Charlie Cresswell could leave the West Yorkshire club. 

According to recent reports from journalist Alan Nixon, both Manchester United and Liverpool are set to battle it out in an attempt to sign the young centreback at the end of the season.

The article adds that the teams are ‘huge fans’ of the player, taking notice after he made his top-flight debut back in September this season.

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While addressing the rumour on the One Leeds Fan Channel on YouTube, McGilligan claimed he was left ‘scowling’ after learning that scouts had been sent to watch the promising player.

He did, however, add that he feels Cresswell won’t leave any time soon, saying: “The big news today, guys, on this Tuesday morning is unfortunately one which has me scowling, it has me a little bit annoyed.

“It’s Charlie Cresswell. There’s a lot of noise at the minute, apparently, between Manchester United and Liverpool looking at Cresswell.

“Apparently they’ve sent scouts down to look at the Leeds United youngster. And by God, wouldn’t this be a huge blow to Leeds United if this were to happen?”

When asked if he felt there was a chance the player would leave the club, McGilligan replied: “I certainly do not. I think Charlie Cresswell’s progression at Leeds United has been astronomical so far. I think he is a future captain.

“His physicality, his athleticism, his power is obviously going to attract that of the big clubs, naturally. But where will Charlie play more games? It’s going to be at Elland Road.”

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At 19 years of age, it is certainly interesting to see Cresswell already linked with some of the biggest clubs in England. Evidently, the youngster has impressed during his four Premier League appearances this season.

Still, that relative lack of experience could play into Leeds’ hands. As McGilligan mentions, at his age, the defender is more likely to get much-needed playing time at a side lower down in the table – as opposed to joining the likes of Liverpool and Manchester United. 

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Not only that, but those sides may want to see him prove his quality on a more consistent basis before making any attempts to sign him permanently. Even so, if he does have the capability to become a ‘future captain’, it is cause for concern that rumours are already popping up over Cresswell’s possible exit.

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