Why West Ham United's Cresswell is one of the best signings of the summer

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West Ham United may have pulled off the signing of the summer by bringing in Aaron Cresswell.

West Ham United's attacking additions have stolen much of the acclaim so far this season, but their best move of the previous transfer window may have been the decision to bring in Aaron Cresswell.

The Hammers paid around £4 million to sign Creswell from Ipswich Town and, in doing so, they may have pulled off one of the transfer swoops of the summer.

The left-back has adapted to top-level football with consummate ease and already looks one of the key players at the Boleyn Ground. 

Cresswell's attacking intents, matched with his defensive solidarity, have already caught the eye and he looks like a player worth far more than what Sam Allardyce's side paid to sign him. 

The 24-year-old was renowned as one of the finest talents in the Football League and he is having no problems playing in the top-flight.

Cresswell scored his side's winner against Newcastle United this weekend, but it is the consistency of his performances which has impressed so far. 

West Ham are currently in fifth position in the table and Cresswell's sustained excellence has been a major reason behind this.

Already talk is beginning to emerge of the credentials to play for England and it seems that the sky is the limit for the left-back. 

He looks one of the most capable players in his position in the league and is only likely to improve further as he becomes more used to playing in the top-tier.

In modern football exorbitant price-tags have become the norm, but Cresswell proves that there are still bargains out there to be had. 

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