According to a report courtesy of Daniel Taylor in the Athletic, Aston Villa are close to completing their first signing of the summer by securing an initial £14 million deal plus £2m in add-ons for Nottingham Forest defender Matty Cash – prompting many fans to swoon in excitement.
After securing Premier League survival by the skin of their teeth last season, Villa have now got to work with their first acquisition of the summer as Dean Smith’s side aim to stay in the top flight by the end of 2020/2021 campaign.
Is Matty Cash an excellent signing?
No, better options out there
Rumours surrounding superstar Jack Grealish have perhaps worried a section of Villans, especially given he was their shining light over 19/20, but this news has at least given supporters something to celebrate.
Cash, who started 40 Championship matches for Forest last season, was a mainstay under Sabri Lamouchi and a key player – 2.6 tackles per 90 on average whilst making 3 clearances every match (WhoScored).
As a result, Villa have snapped him up to reinforce a leaky defence, and now supporters are becoming giddy over the ‘fantastic news’ – find all of their best comments down below.
🚨 Aston Villa have agreed £14m fee for Matty Cash at Nottm Forest, potentially rising to £16m.
— Daniel Taylor (@DTathletic) September 2, 2020
Wow I’m so excited . Top 4 here we come
— TheSecretBarber (@Thesecretbarber) September 2, 2020
— jacob (@JacobHaallam) September 2, 2020
Seem like Matty Cash should be one player over the line soon – fantastic news! 👍
— Andrew Ashburn (@AndrewAshburn) September 2, 2020
— Benjamin (@ThatMetalNessie) September 2, 2020
villa twitter when this is announced 🤣 the pure limbs
— The ball never crossed the line (@GeorgeSheldonAV) September 2, 2020
Welcome to the club Matty Cash
— matthew hemus (@matthemus13) September 2, 2020
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