Sunderland received a knockout blow in their attempt to get Charlie Cresswell to the Stadium of Light this summer.
What is the talk?
This is according to a claim by Ross Heppenstall, the Sunday People reporter revealing in an article on Twitter as Leeds United rejected Sunderland’s advances for center-back Kyril Louis-Dreyfus have reportedly tried to sign the 18-year-old on a one-season loan.
Heppenstall added that Marcelo Bielsa’s side want the defender to continue their development at Elland Road and prepare to offer England Under-19s a new contract to extend their stay at the club.
In his article, the reporter said: “Leeds rejected an offer from Sunderland to loan Under-23 captain Charlie Cresswell. Also a lot of interest in the championship. Leeds want the defender to continue to develop at Elland Road and are expected to offer him a new contract as well. “
Would Cresswell have been a good signing?
Johnson is going to storm
With the new League One season kicking off just days away, and the Black Cats still lack considerable depth at the core of defense – especially as Bailey Wright is heavily linked with a move away from the Stadium of Light. and that Arbenit Xhemajli remains injured – reports that the club appear to have failed in their attempts to secure Cresswell’s loan signing have certainly left Lee Johnson furious.
Indeed, although he has only made one senior appearance for Leeds, the center-back is a player who appears to have considerable potential.
The £ 180,000 defender captained the White Under-23 team for the Premier League 2 title last season, scoring two goals in his 21 appearances in the competition, as well as playing all 90 minutes complete during the first team’s clash in the Carabao Cup with Ville de Hull.
After pictures Coming out of the 18-year-old in pre-season training with the Premier League squad, Noel Whelan said it was clear the youngster was making an effort to progress as quickly as possible.
He said: “From the photos you can see that he has done a lot of work, a lot of effort. He takes his role at the club very seriously to push Koch, Cooper, Llorente and Struijk. It’s good to see. I want to see that in young players.
The former United striker continued: “When [he] played last season in the EFL Cup game he was fantastic. He stood out and he is definitely one. [for] the future.
“When you look at him now in stature, he doesn’t look like he’s fazed by bigger crosses. It is an absolute beast.
As such, the addition of Cresswell would appear to have been something of a coup for Johnson and Sunderland. However, with Leeds appearing adamant the center-back will remain at Elland Road this season, Louis-Dreyfus will now have to look to the transfer market elsewhere, which will be a blow to the club owner as well as Johnson.
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