Nottingham Forest star, Matty Cash, is interested in a move to Sheffield United this summer – reports the Sheffield Star.
Cash is one of three players manager Chris Wilder wants to bring to the club ahead of the new season starting on September 14.
Another is John Swift, with the Reading midfielder also keen on playing under Wilder. The final target is a striker, with a number of names being linked with the Blades.
United have already had a £10m bid for Cash rejected by Forest, who are holding out for £15m. It’s also believed they want Luke Freeman included in the deal. However, with Wilder keen on improving his squad numbers, the 52-year-old is less keen to let Freeman leave.
It’s previously been reported that Cash is ready to leave the City Ground. Yet now it seems the right-back is actively interested in a move to South Yorkshire.
Why they want Forest ace Matty Cash
Cash enjoyed another impressive season with the Reds in 2019/20, winning their player of the year award as they missed out on the Championship playoffs on the final day.
Formerly regarded as a midfielder, the 23-year-old has since developed into a full-back. This appears to make Cash the ideal competition for George Baldock in the right wing-back role.
Baldock started every Premier League match last term and excelled. But alternatives to the 27-year-old are needed – especially since the departure of Kieron Freeman.
Cash can also play in central midfield, meaning he provides the versatility that Wilder favours. His former Forest teammate, Ben Osborn, is another example of this having played at left wing-back and midfield since joining last year.
In fact, Osborn isn’t the only other link between the two clubs. The Blades also signed Jack Robinson from the Reds during the January transfer window.
Perhaps the two players could help in sealing a deal for Cash?