Sheffield United are being linked with a move to Nottingham Forest man, Matty Cash, as Chris Wilder looks to improve his squad ahead of next season.
An impressive 9th place finish has got Blades fans dreaming of Europe in the not too distant future. But, it goes without saying that the club needs to invest in order to make that dream a reality.
And it looks like Wilder is looking to act early. The Nottingham Post reported this week the Blades had seen a £10m bid knocked back for Cash, although that may not be the last of the bids.
So, what would the Blades be getting if they signed Cash? Well, we caught up with Nottingham Forest season ticket holder and Nottingham Forest News journalist, Lee Clarke, to get the lowdown on the Reds star.
What sort of strengths and weaknesses would Cash bring to the table at Bramall Lane, then?
“He’s unbelievably committed. He has the pace to burn and is very strong in the tackle. In the right areas, he’ll also chip in with goals and assists. In terms of weaknesses, the only thing I’d say is he can be a bit suspect positionally.
“But, let’s remember he’s only played right-back for one season. I genuinely don’t think he has any other weaknesses and, in my opinion, he could go right to the very top”.
And in terms of where he’d play, would Cash be solely a right-back for United?
“He’d bring huge versatility more than anything to Bramall Lane. He played right-back all last season but has also played in central midfield and on the wing if needed. Like Ben Osborn, he can play anywhere and do a job”.
Forest doesn’t want to sell though, do they? So do we really have a chance of landing Cash?
“Well, put it this way. Can I see him going? Yes. Can I see him going to Sheffield United? No.
“I just don’t think Chris Wilder is the sort of manager who’ll be held to ransom and that’s what we’ll be hoping to do with Cash. He’s worth £15m as a minimum”.