West Ham United move for Chelsea left-back Emerson could mean the end for Aaron Cresswell
David Moyes is looking to bring Chelsea left-back Emerson to West Ham – and that could spell the beginning of the end for 32-year-old Aaron Cresswell.
Cresswell has been at the club since 2014 and has been a superb servant for the Hammers over the years, however, it is clear that the Irons need to add quality and depth in the full-back position.
Maxwel Cornet will be able to fill in the left wing-back position when required and should Emerson join, it is likely that the 28-year-old will be Moyes’ first choice.
Cresswell is entering the latter stages of his career and has one year left on his current deal at the London Stadium and an extension doesn’t look likely at present.
Moyes should be looking to the future and introduce a long-term replacement for Cresswell in the 2022/23 season.
It seems unlikely that Cresswell will exit the London Stadium this summer, but it would not be a surprise to see him gradually eased out of proceedings at West Ham.
Once Moyes has added a left-back to his squad, a centre-back and another midfielder have to be the next areas of concern for the West Ham boss to target.
If the Scot can make those additions, then it would’ve been a very successful window for the Hammers.
The club have managed to add depth to their squad and a variety of players that will allow for the West Ham boss to adapt formations if needed.
With a matter of weeks left in the window, let’s hope there are at least two more new signings at the London Stadium.