By Pranav Shahaney

11th Jan, 2023 | 1:10pm

Sunderland want to sign Leeds United defender Charlie Cresswell amid behind the scenes change

Sunderland still reportedly retain an interest in securing the services of Leeds United defender Charlie Cresswell in the transfer window.

According to Leeds All Over [10 January], Tony Mowbray succeeding Alex Neil at the Stadium of Light, the Black Cats still want to sign the 20-year-old centre-back.

The Englishman has been out on loan at Millwall this season but according to Phil Hay, the Whites are planning to recall him after a fresh surge of Championship interest in the centre-back.

What lies ahead?

The report above does not mention whether or not Sunderland are eyeing a permanent or a loan switch for the Leeds defender.

Cresswell has played seven times for the senior side and has been touted as one for the future time and again at the club.

That being said, if a decent offer comes in for him and the player wants the move, we do not see anyone at Elland Road stopping him.

There are no guarantees that he’s going to progress and become a first-team player and if Leeds think there’s a good chance of it happening, they can always put a buy-back clause in the deal.

He did fairly well at Millwall too so he’s proven that he’s close to making the leap and becoming a first-team Premier League player.

Football Talent Scout Jacek Kulig even hailed the defender for his “Incredible” debut at the London club and we’re waiting to see how many clubs now show an interest in him.

In other Leeds United, the Whites are closely involved in the bidding for an international player and are even prepared to spend £14million to secure his services.