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West Ham's Brady: We could get four-times our money if we sell Cresswell, but we won't

Aaron Cresswell

Aaron Cresswell is going nowhere says Karren Brady, despite links to Chelsea and Manchester City.

Karren Brady has told The Sun that West Ham have no intention of selling left-back Aaron Cresswell.

The Mail reported this week that both Chelsea and Manchester City are keen on the defender, who is enjoying a superb debut season at the club.

Cresswell even showed his dead ball skills earlier this month, scoring a superb free-kick against Stoke City.

Hammers vice-chairman Brady admits that the Hammers could probably sell him on for a big profit if they desired, but they have no such plans.

She said: "I dare say we could quadruple the figure we paid if we sold him to one of the Big Beasts this summer.

"That doesn’t appeal to us though and while it might to a number of others, mainly agents, we are firmly building our club and definitely not selling such a prized asset."

The BBC reported last summer that West Ham paid just £2 million to sign Cresswell from Ipswich Town, with the defender agreeing a five-year deal.

He is a superb example of the talent available in The Championship, and West Ham should be commended for looking lower down the leagues rather than investing the money abroad.

The 25-year-old was tipped just earlier this year by ITV to receive an England call-up, which could have already come had it not been for intense competition for the left-back spot at present.

He has played all 32 games for West Ham this season in the Premier League, scoring four times, and Brady's comments are exactly what fans want to hear.

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