By Saikat Mandal

8th Jul, 2022 | 9:10pm

Leeds United midfielder Jamie Shackleton could join Charlie Cresswell at Millwall

Leeds United midfielder Jamie Shackleton could join Millwall this summer on loan, as per Graham Smyth.

The Yorkshire Evening Post journalist wrote on Twitter on 8 July that Shackleton could join Charlie Cresswell at the Championship club, but whether Leif Davis would leave the club remains to be seen.

Cresswell joined Millwall on a season-long loan deal on 4 July and Smyth suggests it would be a “good” move for both of them.

Shackleton wrote on Twitter: “Potential for Jamie Shackleton to join Charlie Cresswell at Millwall, which would be good for both.

“Asked Marsch about Leif Davis last night and he wasn’t ready to categorically state he was in the plans, yet, but has been impressed by the left-back. Likes him.”

Good move

Smyth wrote for The Yorkshire Evening Post on 28 June that Shackleton could leave permanently as well, but it seems it could be a loan move. However, the YEP journalist didn’t make it clear in the tweet.

The central midfielder, who can also play as a right-back, and has progressed through the youth ranks at the club, is likely to have dropped down the pecking order despite the departure of Kalvin Phillips. 

The 22-year-old midfielder has made 80 appearances for the Whites in all competitions since making his senior debut in 2018. 

He made a strong impression under Marcelo Bielsa, and at one point it seemed like he would grow into a top player for the club. 

In 2021-22, he featured in only 14 games in the Premier League, with the majority of them coming from the bench. 

Shackleton needs regular games under his belt, and a move to the Championship will do a world of good to him. 

In other Leeds United news, this Whites star has informed the club he refuses to participate in pre-season preparations.