It’s been an up-and-down day of news regarding Nottingham forest’s Matty Cash for Aston Villa.
Words: Regan Foy | @findfoy
According to John Percy from The Telegraph, Aston Villa are now in advanced talks with Nottingham Forest over the signing of exciting right-back Matty Cash for a fee believed to be around £12,000,000.
This comes as there was news earlier today stating that a bid of £10,000,000 had been rejected as it was ‘too far away’ from Forests’ £15,000,000 valuation.
The likes of Sheffield United, Fulham and Tottenham Hotspur have all shown interest this summer, with the first two apparently already having bids rejected.
Cash, who was converted from a winger into a right-back by current Forest boss Sabri Lamouchi, enjoyed an exceptional season and found his way into the Sky Bet Championship Team of the Season as Forest stumbled at the final hurdle in their hunt from promotion.
Dean Smith reportedly wants to bring in competition for Frederic Guilbert and Ahmed Elmohamady, who is now in the final year of his contract following last season’s one year extension, and the boss believes that Cash’s ability to play in a number of positions makes him tailor-made for the Premier League.
At 23-years-old, Cash fits the bill for Aston Villa’s transfer policy and with a reported fee believed to be £12,000,000 with add-ons, it leaves a lot of the budget remaining.
With Villa now close to beating two other Premier League sides for Cash’s signature, it’s certainly a statement of intent – and finally a move in the window after what has been a quiet one so far.