“I think he is overhyped” – Millwall fan pundit reacts as Leeds United player stays beyond January
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Charlie Creswell will remain at Millwall until the end of the season after the defender attracted interest from several quarters in the January transfer window.
Creswell joined the Championship club from Premier League club Leeds United in the summer transfer window.
During his time at The Den, the 20-year-old has played 16 times and scored four goals. However, the defender is struggling to secure a regular starting spot in Gary Rowett’s team.
In early January, it was reported by The Athletic that Leeds were considering recalling Creswell as he has not played much since the World Cup.
Reports then surfaced that Sunderland were interested in signing Creswell in the January transfer window, with Leeds potentially ready to sell the defender on a permanent basis.
However, nothing materialized and Cresswell stayed at Millwall beyond the transfer window. Here at FLW we asked Millwall fan expert Tom Luetchford his thoughts on the whereabouts of the defense attorney.
He told FLW: “Yes Charlie Creswell is staying, I don’t think he’ll ever light a fire. I think he’s overrated but he’s not a bad centre-back. So you know we already have it. I’d rather keep him for the second half of the season and send him back and he’s great cover for both our central defenders at the moment so yeah.
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It came as a bit of a surprise to hear during the January transfer window that Leeds were ready to sell Creswell on a permanent basis.
However, the 20-year-old struggled to secure a regular starting spot during his time at Millwall and with interest from Sunderland, Leeds may have thought it was the best time to sell the defender.
Neither move worked out and it seems the sensible decision for Creswell to continue the season at Millwall where he will hopefully play more until May and then his parent club can assess where they go in the summer.