West Ham should consider Andrew Robertson as Aaron Cresswell's replacement if full-back leaves for Liverpool

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The 26-year-old has been linked with a move to the club's Premier League rivals.

A report in The Sun has claimed that Liverpool are considering a £15m move for West Ham full-back Aaron Cresswell at the end of the season, and while the report claims that the Hammers do not want to sell their best players, they suggest that the offer may be too difficult for the club to turn down.

Should that prove to be the case, then the Irons need look no further than Hull City defender Andrew Robertson as the man who should replace Cresswell ready for the club's move into the Olympic Stadium.

The pair boast plenty of similar attributes so while the 26-year-old would undoubtedly be a big loss for Slaven Bilic, the Scotland international's arrival would make the departure much easier to cope with.

Like Cresswell, Robertson loves getting forward and offering support in attack. His ability to deliver quality crosses into the box that ask questions of defenders would almost immediately evoke memories of the kind of service the former Ipswich star has provided since moving to the Boleyn Ground.

The pair also have identical records in terms of goals and assists this season in their respective leagues with both men scoring twice and setting up four for their teammates.

And while some would point to the fact that the 22-year-old playing in the Championship would make his record less impressive, he is younger than Cresswell so has the potential to develop into a much more polished player in the future, especially if he is working with the squad that Bilic has put together. 

Plus, unlike Cresswell before he moved to Upton Park, Robertson actually has top flight experience having been part of the Tigers squad that spent last season in the Premier League. 

Losing Cresswell would unquestionably be a major blow to West Ham's hopes of moving further up the table. But while Robertson is a long way off the finished article, he appears to have the potential to be the perfect replacement should the Hammers full-back end up leaving the club. 

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