Could Hull's Andrew Robertson be a perfect replacement if Aaron Cresswell leaves West Ham?

Aaron Cresswell

Aaron Cresswell could leave West Ham this summer, but the perfect replacement is already in the Premier League.

Cresswell has enjoyed a great debut Premier League season, with him finding the step up from the Championship easy to overcome following his summer transfer from Ipswich.

The left-back has played every game for the Hammers, showing his talent and consistency as both an attacking and defensive force, and the 25-year-old is reportedly wanted by both Chelsea and Manchester City, as per the Mirror.

With four years left on his contract at the Boleyn Ground, the Hammers are not being forced to sell, and it does not appear as if Cresswell is pushing for a move away. However, if the club receive a sizeable offer, it would be hard to look past them accepting it.

This would create a gap in the left-back position that would need filling, and there is another Premier League defender who would be perfect replacement for Cresswell.

Hull City have endured a torrid season, and even after their 2-0 victory over Crystal Palace at the weekend relegation remains a real possibility. However, the form of Scottish left-back Andrew Robertson has been a joy to behold, and a potential relegation could pave the way for the 21-year-old to exit the KC Stadium after just one year.

He has featured 21 times for the club as both a full-back and wing-back, and has proven his attacking efficiency time and time again. He also has five caps for Scotland, with two goals to his name, and his stock has risen incredibly since his summer transfer from Dundee United.

He has proven himself in the top flight, and is unlikely to want to stay in the Championship if Hull do go down, and he would be the perfect replacement for Cresswell, if the latter was to leave.

Both are attacking full-backs who offer an impressive work rate and ability in all three thirds of the pitch, and Robertson has the advantage of being four years younger. He is also on a shorter contract than Cresswell, meaning he would come at a much cheaper price than Cresswell’s departure would.

Obviously, such a move is dependant on Cresswell actually leaving the club, and that is yet to be any more than a rumour. However, if he does go, it is hard to see how the Hammers could do worse that sign the impressive prospect that is Hull City’s Andrew Robertson.

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