Aston Villa have joined the race to sign Nottingham Forest full-back Matty Cash, but The Telegraph has suggested that Fulham are leading the battle as the Cottagers prepare to make a bid imminently.
Cash was outstanding for Forest last season. The 23-year-old scored three goals and provided five assists as Sabri Lamouchi’s men came agonisingly close to reaching the play-offs.
And it appears that his form has attracted the attention of a host of Premier League sides.
The Telegraph reports that Villa, West Ham and Sheffield United all want the youngster. However, it seems that they will have work to do if they hope to land Cash.
The report claims that Fulham are preparing a £10 million bid that would also see one of Scott Parker’s men move in the opposite direction.
With The Telegraph noting that Forest value Cash at £15 million, it may not be a surprise if Lamouchi’s men are tempted to consider the bid. Of course, much will depend on what Forest need and who is offered by Fulham.
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It is not difficult to see why the likes of Villa, West Ham and Fulham want Cash. Watching him last season, it would have been very easy to forget that he came through the ranks as a midfielder.
He adapted to the right-back role superbly. And he proved to be crucial to the way Lamouchi’s side played throughout a campaign that threatened to have a dramatically different ending.