Everton are eyeing up a summer move for West Ham United defender Aaron Cresswell who is seen as someone who can compete for the left-back spot with Leighton Baines, according to a report.
The Sun claims that Toffees manager Big Sam is a huge fan of the former Tranmere Rovers youth product who can also play in the heart of defence.
In fact, the 28-year-old has mainly been used by David Moyes this season in the centre-back role, filling a hole in the position due to a host of injuries to key players.
Cresswell has made 32 outings for the Hammers and has six assists to his name.
A source within the Sun report has revealed the Cresswell would be keen on a return to Merseyside but the Hammers boss does not want to part ways with the defender who has totalled six assists this season.
Football Insider verdict:
Creswell is a consistent performer and it would be a signing that makes sense. If Cresswell wants a return to Merseyside, it’s unlikely he would get into the Liverpool side, which means that Everton would be a good fit, particularly with Baines nearing the end of his career. Under Farhad Moshiri, the club now have the financial muscle to push on which means it would be a step up from West Ham who have been mulling around the relegation zone this season.
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