Two reasons for Leeds United to be worried about West Ham injury

Aaron Cresswell celebrates scoring the second goal for West Ham

West Ham could be looking for a left-back and it could affect Leeds United.

Aaron Cresswell celebrates scoring the second goal for West HamAaron Cresswell celebrates scoring the second goal for West Ham

West Ham suffered an injury blow at the weekend with the news star left-back Aaron Cresswell could face six months out with a knee problem, The Mirror reported.

If this turns out to be the case, the Hammers are likely to enter the transfer market to sign an alternate option, so not to let the blow derail what they hope will be a successful season.

One club who should be a little worried about their plans should be Championship club Leeds United, who could be affected in two different ways.

Rico Henry of Walsall (L) in action with Robbie Weir of Burton AlbionRico Henry of Walsall (L) in action with Robbie Weir of Burton Albion

The Daily Mail reported a fortnight ago that Leeds have made contact with Walsall over left-back Rico Henry, although they have not yet progressed their interest.

Yet The Express and Star reported last week that West Ham are interested in the young defender, who is valued at around £1.5 million.

A move would be plausible as West Ham looked to the Football League in the first place to sign Aaron Cresswell, buying him from Ipswich Town for £2 million.

It was in this same way that West Ham bought right-back Sam Byram from Leeds United in January, and it would also make sense if they looked at current Whites left-back Charlie Taylor as an option.

Taylor has just one year left on his contract and is not close to agreeing a new deal. It is this situation which had Leeds looking at Rico Henry in the first place.

Charlie Taylor celebrates after scoring the first goal for LeedsCharlie Taylor celebrates after scoring the first goal for Leeds

Taylor is Leeds' Player of the Year and has been linked by the Birmingham Mail with a move to West Bromwich Albion.

West Ham will have other options besides Charlie Taylor and Rico Henry, but the duo should be names they consider if they want a cheap yet effective replacement for Cresswell.

West Ham's Aaron Cresswell in action with Watford's Juan ParedesWest Ham's Aaron Cresswell in action with Watford's Juan Paredes

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