The Irons aren’t the only team interested in the teenager, with Chelsea and Sporting Lisbon also attempting to land the England under-18 international.
Despite the Liverpudlian’s continued service, Robinson believes David Moyes will still have one eye on the future, saying: “It is something that they will be looking to do (replace Cresswell).”
The 41-year-old continued: ”I do not think it will be high on David Moyes’s priority list but the scouting network that is in place at West Ham will be identifying targets.”
Perhaps owing to the full-back’s superb start to the season, Robinson feels there would be no rush to source a replacement, adding: ”Cresswell does not need to be replaced immediately but a plan will be in place because every player has a lifespan at a club and they will need a long-term successor.”
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Cresswell has been a superb servant to the east London club and deserves the opportunity to continue as long as his performances warrant his place in the team. As it stands, the Hammers’ squad has no automatic left-back cover, albeit not essential given the shift in formation this season.
Arthur Masuaku is the preferred left-wing back as Cresswell moves inside, with youngster Ben Johnson first in line to fill in should there be a need on the left.
Ryan Fredericks, another right-back by trade, has switched flanks in the past, but with the defender’s future very much in doubt, Moyes will surely eventually have successors on his mind.