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CRESSY JOINS WEST HAM

3 July 2014

Right time for Aaron to move on says Town boss

Aaron Cresswell has joined West Ham from Town for an undisclosed fee.

The 24-year-old defender completed a medical today and has signed a five year deal at Upton Park. 

Cresswell joined Blues from Tranmere in the summer of 2011 for a fee of just over £200,000 and became a regular in Blues’ line-up. 

He was named Supporters’ Player of the Year in his first season and went on to make 138 appearances for the Club, scoring seven goals.

“He’s been fantastic for us and we wish him well,” Town boss Mick McCarthy told the Club website.  

“It is the right time for Cressy to move on though and test himself in the Premier League.

“There comes a time when a deal has to be done. That has to be fair for everyone though. It needs to be the right deal for the Club and the player and if it is the right deal for Cressy then he was always going to want to move on. 

“He served his apprenticeship at Tranmere and then extended that here and became one of the best players in the Championship.”

Cresswell, who will join the West Ham squad for their training camp in France tomorrow, is likely to be back at Portman Road on Wednesday, July 16 when Town play the Hammers in a pre-season friendly. 


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