Simon Phillips reports that Polish international Matty Cash is being monitored by Chelsea. The 25-year-old may be a pricey choice for them this month.
Phillips said, “A new name being considered by Chelsea is Matty Cash from Aston Villa. The Polish international has come onto the radar at Chelsea and is being discussed as a real option. Nothing has advanced as of yet, but he’s been put forward as a candidate to be looked at and Chelsea could soon reach out and make contact in the next few days. The 25-year-old has a longer contract until 2027 though, and he wouldn’t be the cheapest option available.”
Due to a knee injury, Chelsea is without starting right-back Reece James. Therefore, they want to add additional talent and depth to that role. Without the England international, Graham Potter has been forced to play midfielders at fullback.
Now that James has been benched, it seems that Chelsea’s manager is eyeing Cash as a specialized replacement. The 25-year-current old’s deal with Aston Villa runs until the summer of 2027. The West Midlands club might likely ask for a high price for his services.
Cash has already shown his worth in the Premier League and international stage with Poland. If Chelsea can sign him this month, he may be a great addition to the team. It’s expected that the Blues would try to get the Polish international to go to Stamford Bridge. But Aston Villa has control of the issue thanks to his long-term deal with the Premier League club.
To help his team finish in the top half of the league, Unai Emery may be hesitant to make any significant roster changes in the middle of the season. Villa is now focusing on strengthening its offence and defence. Approving Matty Cash’s exit will only necessitate a search for a new right back.
What happens in the next few days will definitely be worth watching. According to Simon Phillips, Chelsea might approach the 25-year-old in the coming days to discuss a possible deal. However, other right-backs, such as Pedro Porro, have also caught Chelsea’s eye.
The Blues are in the thick of things in the race for a spot in next season’s UEFA Champions League and will need to make some significant additions to their roster if they want to make it. Already strengthened by the addition of French central defender Benoit Badiashile, their defence will be much better with Cash’s arrival.