Cresswell set for Leeds
By James Pearson
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Richard Cresswell is set to complete a £1.15 million move to Leeds United.Richard Cresswell will complete a £1.15 million move to Leeds United upon passing a routine medical at the club.
The Whites have beaten Sheffield United to the signature of the striker, with both Yorkshire sides agreeing fees with Preston for his services.
The 27-year-old striker, who played a key role in Preston's route to last season's play-offs, has agreed a four-year contract with Leeds.
Cresswell will link up with former Preston striker David Healy, who joined the West Yorkshire club last October.
Chairman Ken Bates believes the capture of Cresswell demonstrates the ambition of the club.
"We don't talk about what we're going to do, we just go out and do it," Bates told the club's official website.
"This signing shows our commitment to the future of this club."The arrival of Cresswell could signal the end of Michael Ricketts' Leeds career as he is likely to be pushed further down Kevin Blackwell's pecking order.