West Ham manager Sam Allardyce has recently revealed defender Aaron Cresswell hasn’t received any offers so far this season despite his fine form for the Londoners, and jokingly slapped a £25M price tag on the England hopeful, reports Sky Sports.
Cresswell, 25, has been outstanding for West Ham this season following his move from Ipswich Town last summer, and has been linked with a host of sides as a result. He’s proven to have a real eye for goal, and is most deadly when getting forward, but his manager Sam Allardyce doesn’t want him resting on any laurels.
The former Bolton, Blackburn and Newcastle boss says he’s better off continuing his development at West Ham, and is backing Cresswell to improve upon an impressive debut campaign in London. Allardyce also revealed the speculation about other clubs is untrue, as he’s so far been “unaware” of any outside interest.
Cresswell still has four years on his deal with the club, so they can’t really be held to ransom over his future. West Ham hold the cards, and they are expecting interest to rise when the transfer window opens, but Allardyce wants to keep him.
“As far as I am concerned, no one has bid for Aaron. It’s all pure rumours and speculation. What will happen in the summer, we will wait and see. I have even heard somebody say we have put a £25m buy-out on him. That’s the first I know, I haven’t heard anything through the owners to say ‘well, if somebody wants Aaron Cresswell they would have to pay £25m’,” he said.