By Saikat Mandal

19th Feb, 2023 | 6:40am

Charlie Cresswell could be set for senior role at Leeds United next season after brave January decision

Leeds United loanee Charlie Cresswell could still revive his career at Elland Road after he made a brave decision to reject a permanent exit away from the club. 

According to a report from Football League World, Cresswell turned down a move to join Coventry City permanently in the January window. 

The 20-year-old is currently on loan at Millwall, but he was linked with a permanent exit, a decision from the club that didn’t go well with the fanbase. 

Cresswell nearly joined Coventry and even a deal was agreed, but he changed his made at the last moment. He decided to stay put at Millwall, as he felt there was still hope for him to play for the senior side at Elland Road. 

Despite the signing of young defender Diogo Monteiro, there is still hope for the youngster who made his debut for the senior side under Marcelo Bielsa. There is no better feeling than to see a homegrown talent playing for the first team. 

Cresswell is keen to play for Leeds and establish himself as a regular defender at Elland Road. It was a brave decision from him. He could have got regular games at Championship clubs, but he has the hunger to play in the Premier League.

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With Jesse Marsch now gone, Cresswell will hope that the new manager will take a hard look at him during the pre-season before making any decision. 

Leeds do have a wealth of options at the back. They have Robin Koch, Pascal Struijk, Max Wober and Liam Cooper, but Cresswell can fill the void left by Diego Llorente. 

The Spanish defender joined AS Roma on loan for the rest of the season and they have the option to make it permanent in the summer. If they exercise that option, the door could open for the youngster to make the step up. 

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