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Leeds United defender Charlie Cresswell could be set for Elland Road exit

Leeds United have received bids for defender Charlie Cresswell this month, according to journalist Beren Cross

The 21-year-old centre-back is a highly-rated young talent, but he is currently the fourth-choice defender at the club. Cresswell wants to play regularly, but Daniel Farke has made it clear that he can’t guarantee him what he wishes for.

The Whites are willing to let him go on a permanent deal provided the offer is right. According to Leeds Live, Millwall and several other clubs have made formal offers to sign Cresswell.

However, the offers are not close to Leeds’s valuation of the player. However, Cross says that a permanent exit looks “probable”.

“Leeds United have had bids for Charlie Cresswell from several clubs. Millwall among them. None have hit the asking price, but a permanent exit looks probable this month,” wrote Cross on X.

Exit looks likely

The young defender has dropped down the pecking order behind Joe Rodon, Pascal Struik, and Liam Cooper. He has been excellent on loan last season, and regular games are necessary for his growth and development.

He has been frustrated by the lack of game time this season and made it known to his manager. Farke has absolutely frozen him in recent weeks, and revealed publicly that the ball is in Cresswell’s court – either he should leave or accept the role of a fourth-choice defender.

What has been really frustrating is that Farke has ignored Cresswell even when the Whites needed an emergency cover on the bench. That indicates that he is not in the manager’s long-term plans.

Farke wants him to knuckle down and wait for his chances. Cresswell feels he is good enough to start for any Championship club. In such a scenario, Leeds will not come in the way if there is good offer on the table. But it makes little sense to send him out on loan or sell him for peanuts.

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