Harry Redknapp praises West Ham's Aaron Cresswell and says signing Carl Jenkinson will make them 'strong'

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The former West Ham United boss has been speaking about the full-back positions at the club.

Former West Ham United manager Harry Redknapp has been speaking to the London Evening Standard about the Hammers’ current squad, praising one player in particular and suggesting another must return next season following a successful loan spell.

“There is a real nucleus there,” Redknapp said. “If they can get Carl Jenkinson from Arsenal as well, they will be strong. I like the left-back, Aaron Cresswell.”

Jenkinson enjoyed a fine spell at Upton Park last season but it remains to be seen where his future lies.

Having returned to Arsenal at the end of the previous campaign, it is now up to the player and the Gunners to decide where he will be playing his football next season.

A recent report from the Sun claimed the 23-year-old favoured a return to West Ham despite alleged interest from Sunderland, and having shone in the 36 matches he played for the Hammers last season that would be no surprise.

As for Cresswell, he was one of West Ham’s standout performers and the 25-year-old has clearly impressed Redknapp from afar.

An ever-present in the league for West Ham last season, the left-back looks destined for a great career and if Hammers manager Slaven Bilic can bring in Jenkinson on the opposite side that would continue the balance that should serve the Croatian well in his debut campaign.

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