While many in the Transfer Tavern would have thought Liverpool’s interest in West Ham United’s Aaron Cresswell would have prompted the Hammers into making sure he remains with them, it appears to East London lot won’t be easily scared.
Following his emergence as one of the most reliable full-backs in the league, and the relative dearth of other options, the 26-year old was mooted as a potential £15m target for the Reds.
A £4m signing for Ipswich in 2014, he has gone to become a seasoned regular at top level.
However, reports in the Evening Standard suggest the Upton Park outfit are in no rush to offer the England hopeful a new deal in light of reported interest.
Having only penned a new deal last summer, it is unlikely the club will offer him fresh terms on his £23,000 a week deal simply to ward off interest.
‘We review the contracts of our players all the time but there is no rush with Aaron as his deal still has six years to run, including an option period’, a spokesperson said.
Is West Ham’s stance a refreshing one? Or would they be silly to risk a saga?