Phil Hay believes that people at Leeds United see Charlie Cresswell as the future of the club.
Last season was a breakthrough one for Cresswell having been handed five Premier League appearances and also turned out in the Carabao Cup once under both Marcelo Bielsa and Jesse Marsch.
However, that seemingly wasn’t enough with the youngster pushing through a loan move to the Championship with Milwall where he’s played in all but two games thus far under Garry Rowett as he looks to get valuable first-team experience under his belt, something Leeds will be loving.
This is because Leeds think very highly of Cresswell and have high expectations for his future as Hay spoke about on The Phil Hay Show.
(1:22) “I was really going to watch Cresswell and to speak to Cresswell as well to find out a bit about how it’s going for him, mainly because if you speak to Leeds about Cresswell, they do talk about him as somebody who they would like to think of as the future at centre back for them.”
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Given some of the high-profile errors made by Leeds centre-backs this season, mainly Diego Llorente against Everton and Brentford, but also the fact players such as Liam Cooper are likely now reaching their twilight years, it’s only right that Cresswell is being lined up as a long-term successor.
Cresswell has been enjoying his time on loan at Milwall keeping two clean sheets and also becoming a threat in the opposition’s box managing to sore three times which has led his current manager to label him as ‘excellent’.
It will be exciting and reassuring for Leeds fans that they have someone of Cresswell’s ability within their ranks, but also that the club are actively planning for the future and not just focusing on the here and now.