Leeds United defender Charlie Cresswell will join Millwall on a season-long loan deal this week, with a medical scheduled in the next 48 hours according to Phil Hay.
The Whites have already made three signings to bolster their squad this summer, including Danish defender Rasmus Kristensen at right-back and want to give the 19-year-old more regular football.
They have therefore agreed to send him to the Championship for the entirety of the 2022/23 season with Millwall and a deal should be signed and confirmed this week according to The Athletic.
Charlie Cresswell scheduled to undergo medical and join Millwall on a season long loan:https://t.co/2ITrNL55xm
— Phil Hay (@PhilHay_) July 3, 2022
Cresswell is expected to undergo a medical with the Lions on Monday [July 4] before putting pen to paper on a temporary deal at the New Den.
Leeds have got four first-team, senior central defenders at the club and despite the obvious talent of Cresswell it makes sense to let him go elsewhere on loan.
He made just six first-team appearances for the club last season and he’s now at the stage in his playing career where he needs to play more to continue his development.
Despite being only 19-years-old, Cresswell is highly-rated at Elland Road and fans could be a bit disappointed that he won’t get the chance to force his way into the side this year.
However, looking at the bigger picture it makes much more sense to let him play rather than compete with senior pros who are too far gone to be loaned out for regular football.
But with a season in the Championship where he can learn more about the men’s game and iron out his flaws, while Leeds are working hard to ensure Premier League football continues at Elland Road it seems like the perfect deal for all parties.
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