Oct 12 2013 by Nick Hilton, Sat WIR
THE January transfer window may be more than two months away but that isn’t damping down speculation about Ipswich Town left -back Aaron Cresswell’s prospects of a big money move to the Premier League at the turn of the year.
Tranmere and their followers are keeping a close eye, because Rovers stand to collect 20% of any profit Ipswich make from selling the rated defender.
According to this week’s gossip, West Brom face competition from Southampton and Fulham as they monitor Cresswell, who has been valued at upwards of £3 million.
The 23-year-old from Liverpool is having a fine season for Ipswich and has the most assists of any player in the top five leagues in English football, three of which came in the 4-4 draw at Derby County last week, a match in which he also scored.
His dead ball delivery, familiar to Tranmere fans, has been a big feature of his game this season and his performances look set to spark a bidding war in January, when he will have 18 months left on his contract at Portman Road.
The Baggies wanted to sign Cresswell from Tranmere in 2011 but lost out to Ipswich who were later ordered to pay £240,000 rising to £520,000 by a transfer tribunal.