Norwich City are interested in signing Leeds United centre back Charlie Cresswell, journalist Alan Nixon has reported.
After coming through the youth ranks at Leeds, Cresswell made five Premier League appearances for the Whites last season.
However, he has now dropped into the Championship for the current campaign, spending the season on loan with Millwall.
Since that move to The Den, the 20-year-old has scored three goals and provided one assist in nine league appearances for Gary Rowett’s side, who are currently 13th in the second-tier table.
Now it seems as though that form is starting to attract attention in the defender from elsewhere in the Championship.
According to this latest update, Norwich – who are currently second in the Championship – are now monitoring Cresswell, as they consider a potential move for the centre back.
As things stand, Cresswell is contracted to Leeds until the end of the 2024/25 season, and he is still said to be in the plans of his parent club, although the Canaries are apparently ready to pounce if that changes.
You do get the feeling that this could be a rather good signing for Norwich City.
The Canaries are not particularly well stocked in the centre of defence at the minute, so that is a position they could do to add to once the market opens.
In Cresswell, they would be getting a long term option in that position at his age, and one who has already shown he can hold his own in the Premier League, which would make him a useful option at Carrow Road.
However, Leeds themselves will be aware of that, which makes it hard to imagine they will be willing to let him go any time soon, especially given his contract situation means they are under no pressure to do so.
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