By Pranav Shahaney

8th Jun, 2023 | 5:40pm

Leeds United defender Charlie Cresswell update emerges after fractured eye socket

Leeds United defender Charlie Cresswell has reportedly returned to training for the England under-21s after his injury in April.

The centre-back fractured his eye socket for which he needed to undergo surgery and that resulted in him missing the rest of the season.

Yorkshire Evening Post’s Lee Sobot reported on 8 June that he’s now back in training on international duty.

He wrote on Twitter, “Charlie Cresswell back training with England under-21s, been out since start of April after fractured eye socket.”

Ready for a first-team role?

There is going to be a massive upheaval in the playing squad and at least two or three defenders will certainly be leaving.

Diego Llorente appears done and dusted while Robin Koch, Pascal Struijk and Max Wober could be wanted by clubs in the Premier League or other top flight sides.

Keeping all of them is something Leeds would want but it may not be possible so they’ve got to pick their battles and need to make quick calls.

Before that, they need to bring in a new manager along with a sporting director and all that can be done once the takeover mess is sorted out.

Andrea Radrizzani appears like he’s walking away for good but that’s not happened yet and until it doesn’t, Leeds fans will not be able to breathe easy.

Players can leave but to convince them to stay, a new manager will be needed and the buck probably falls on Angus Kinnear to do that.

In other Leeds United news, Phil Hay claims that a Whites senior player is now set to leave the club at a discounted fee post relegation and will not be signing a new contract.