Aston Villa will reportedly open contract talks with Matty Cash later this month with an offer of an improved deal being touted for the right-back.
The 23-year-old arrived from Nottingham Forest last year, with BBC Sport reporting that we paid around £16m to acquire him and signed him to a five-year deal.
Cash has proven to be an excellent addition to the side with his performances at right-back, offering defensive solidity on that flank and an attacking option with his energy and quality on the ball.
He’s gone on to make 23 appearances in the Premier League so far this season, forming part of a backline that has conceded just 31 goals in 29 games, giving us the third best defensive record in the top flight.
As per The Telegraph’s John Percy in his tweet below, Villa are now set to reward him for his fine form as they plan to open talks over a new deal with improved terms being touted.
#avfc to open talks with Matty Cash over an improved new contract later this month, less than 12 months after he signed from #nffc. Has been a revelation this season for Villa, with a 59% tackle success rate
— John Percy (@JPercyTelegraph) April 7, 2021
That is testament to the impact that he has made in the space of around eight months, as Villa and Dean Smith will surely feel as though they’ve found a long-term answer at right-back.
With Ahmed Elmohamady set to see his contract expire this summer while Frederic Guilbert is currently out on loan at Strasbourg, Cash has certainly made that position his own and so the focus will likely be on adding depth to sit behind him in the pecking order moving forward.
Time will tell if the two parties can reach an agreement, but after Villa officially announced Ezri Konsa’s new contract last week, it appears as though they are moving to tie down key players to long-term deals as they continue to make progress on and off the pitch.