Best business in years? Aaron Cresswell was West Ham's signing of 2014/15

Aaron Cresswell

The 25-year-old left-back was West Ham's best signing last season.

West Ham United's 2014/15 signings were, in the end, hit and miss.

The club bought well for the most part and a fantastic summer recruitment campaign, on the whole, enabled them to reach new heights as they frequented the Premier League top four for some weeks.

But the east London side's desperately poor second half of the season exposed where they went wrong. Nene, signed on a free later on in the campaign, wasn't given a chance. Morgan Amalfitano was also given little game time, while Alex Song presented a big conundrum: brilliant in the first few months of the season but nowhere near further down the line. 

One man, though, was consistent throughout and swept the board at the Hammers' end-of-season awards.

Yes, left-back Aaron Cresswell, signed for just £2 million last summer, has taken Upton Park by storm.

Superb going forward and solid at the back, the 25-year-old has been repeatedly unlucky to miss out on Roy Hodgson's England squad - and could just be West Ham's best bit of business in years.

Cheikhou Kouyate, Diafra Sakho and, to a lesser degree, Enner Valencia also impressed. But Cresswell was West Ham's signing of 2014/15 by a distance.

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