Everton swoop for Cresswell makes an awful lot of sense

Everton are eyeing up Aaron Cresswell as a left-back target for the summer transfer window, according to the Sun. 

Cresswell is from Liverpool and a return to Merseyside would be good for him and the Toffees. The reported valuation is £25m, which represents a good deal for West Ham too.

What’s the story, then?

The report states that Sam Allardyce, the man who brought Cresswell to West Ham, is interested in a reunion with the English left-back at Goodison Park.

It goes on to say that Allardyce wants Cresswell to compete with Leighton Baines but the three-time England cap could well be the club’s long-term solution at left-back.

A source in the piece says that Cresswell is a keen on a return to Liverpool, where he is from, which is sure to further embolden Allardyce.

It just makes sense

Cresswell has been playing at centre-half under David Moyes with Arthur Masuaku’s energy preferred in the left wing back role under the Scotsman.

While he has filled in admirably, £25m represents good value for a player West Ham are currently playing out of position.

He is only valued at £10.8m by Transfermarkt and that amount of cash coming in would allow Moyes to spend big on a commanding centre-back to replace him.

Also, if Cresswell has the chance to go back up north, it is understandable that he would want to take it and as an established Premier League performer, he would add quality to a Toffees backline that has looked leggy and fragile for much of the season, especially in Baines’ absence.