Manchester United are considering a move to sign West Ham United defender Aaron Creswell in January, The Sun are reporting.
United were dealt a huge blow on Tuesday night after PSV’s Hector Moreno chopped down Luke Shaw, which resulted in a double fracture to the left-back’s right leg.
Although van Gaal has stated that he has plenty of options in the left back, including Marcos Rojo and Daley Blind, they’re not natural left backs and the manager has previously stated the importance of having two players for every position.
According to the Sun, Louis van Gaal has asked Ed Woodward and the board to strike up a move for Hammers’ fan favourite Aaron Creswell to provide more natural cover for Luke Shaw.
25-year-old Creswell joined the East London club from Ipswich town in 2014, and has become a mainstay in Slaven Bilic’s side since the Croatian manager took charge in the summer.
His role in the side has been seen as similar to that of Shaw, with both full back’s intent on breaking forward to provide an attacking option.
Van Gaal is stuck with his current options until January, but if it doesn’t work out for his side a £15m move could be made for the Irons’ defender.
Earlier this week, West Ham co-chairman David Sullivan told The Mirror that he could be forced to off load some players in the January window following a heavy summer of spending.
Could a sum of £15million be turned down as West Ham try to balance the books?