Aston Villa is reportedly preparing to start contract extension negotiations with defender Matty Cash as per the report in English outlet Birmingham Live.
The 24-years-old joined the Villans back in 2020 from Championship side Nottingham Forest for around £14 million. After enjoying a decent first season, the Poland international is displaying a great performance this term, scoring three goals and assisting as many times in 29 Premier League appearances.
According to the report, Aston Villa is keen on extending Matty Cash’s contract as the 24-years-old is attracting interest from La Liga giants Atletico Madrid. The report further claims that the Rojiblancos are set to offer around £40 million for the fullback as a replacement of Kieran Trippier.
However, Steven Gerrard’s side does not want to lose its star performer. Therefore, they are preparing to offer a new contract to the former Forest man to protect his value.
Can Aston Villa keep hold of their star defender Matty Cash?
Matty Cash has been showcasing a great performance since the arrival of Steven Gerrard. The Liverpool legend has shaped his side with a midfield diamond formation. This system has unlocked the 24-years-old to go forward and display his attacking prowess.
The fullbacks are key in keeping the width in the narrow diamond system. And Cash is the perfect option for Steven Gerrard on the one side. And the former Rangers boss has bought Lucas Digne to do the same on the opposite side.
Losing the 24-years-old will be a big blow for the Villans. So, tying him down in a long-term contract will be the right decision by the club’s hierarchy. With the club looking to move forward and become one of the main forces in the Premier League, selling their starman will raise questions about their ambitions.
Meanwhile, Aston Villa is currently sitting in 9th in the table with 36 points in 29 games. Gerrard has steadied the ship after arriving at the club. The Villans were in contention for relegation when the Englishman took charge.