Leeds United is delighted to announce that Charlie Cresswell has committed to a new contract with the club. The talented defender has signed a four-year deal that will keep him at Elland Road until the summer of 2027.
Having risen through the ranks at Thorp Arch, Cresswell has been an integral part of title-winning teams with the Under-18s and Under-23s. His journey to the senior squad culminated in his debut for the Whites in September 2020, where he featured against Hull City in the Carabao Cup. Since then, he has made six appearances during the 2021/22 season, including five appearances in the Premier League.
Cresswell’s growth extended beyond Leeds United as he gained valuable experience during a loan spell with Millwall last season. During his time at The Den, he impressed immediately, scoring two goals on his debut against Stoke City in a 2-0 victory. He made a total of 28 appearances in the Sky Bet Championship, contributing significantly to Millwall’s defensive prowess with 13 clean sheets.
Unfortunately, Cresswell’s season at Millwall was cut short due to a fractured eye socket, causing him to miss the final seven games of the campaign. Millwall’s performance suffered as they won only two matches and narrowly missed out on a Play-Off spot on the last day of the season.
During the summer break, Cresswell represented the England Under-21 squad, playing a crucial role in their triumph at the European Under-21 Championship in Georgia and Romania.
As he prepares for the upcoming 2023/24 campaign, Cresswell will proudly wear the number five shirt for Leeds United. The club and fans alike are excited to see him continue to grow and contribute to the team’s success in the coming years.