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Why Aaron Cresswell Would Make Sense for Manchester City

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Manchester City have been linked with West Ham United Leftback Aaron Cresswell according to multiple published reports including this one in the Brentwood Gazette.

The paper states -

"The former Ipswich man is one of the first names on the Hammers team sheet since his move two seasons ago.

"Despite a rocky start to the current campaign, including a dreadful error to hand Leicester all three points at Upton Park last year, he has become a contender for a place in Roy Hodgson's England set up.

"The 26-year-old has been targeted by Manchester City for a summer switch, but with the injuries mounting at Anfield Jurgen Klopp is thought to be considering a move for the defender."

It makes little sense for the Blues to sign Cresswell now, unless an agreement can be worked out where he is loaned back to West Ham for the remainder of the season. However with the advancing age and inconsistency of both Aleksandar Kolarov and Gaël Clichy in addition to Cresswell fulfilling a home-grown spot under Premier League squad rules, this signing would make lots of sense.

Cresswell is outstanding getting forward and supplementing the Hammers attack while his defensive skills and positioning sense are quite good. Blues fans should hope Liverpool don't swoop in first for the West Ham defender.