By Pranav Shahaney

30th Jan, 2023 | 7:40pm

Coventry City will not secure transfer of Leeds United defender Charlie Cresswell

Coventry City will reportedly not be securing the services of Leeds United defender Charlie Cresswell in the January transfer window.

According to Sun journalist Alan Nixon, a move for the 20-year-old defender is not currently on the cards for Coventry.

Writing on his Patreon page on 29 January, Nixon claimed that Coventry had made a formal cash-buy approach for the centre-back.

Via Twitter, he wrote an update on the Coventry pursuit, “Asked but not happening just now.”

Keep him

As a 20-year-old, Cresswell has already gotten decent experience under his belt and has been good enough for Leeds whenever he’s been asked to step in.

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There are clubs in the Championship considering loan and permanent moves and if Jesse Marsch does not envisage game time for him this season, a loan move makes sense.

However, to sell him permanently makes very little sense as he could come good in the next two or three years and actually stake a claim for a first-team berth.

There’s nothing from Cresswell’s end that suggests he wants to break free from Leeds and he would be happy with a loan move too.

There are also no guarantees that Marsch will be there in a year or two years and it makes sense for the hierarchy to plan for the future.

He’s shown his quality at 20 and will only get better as time passes so he’s one Leeds should not consider selling this month.

In other Leeds United news, the Whites appear to be on the cusp of another January signing as a player’s agent jets into the United Kingdom to conduct final transfer talks.