In a recent report, journalist Simon Phillips mentioned that Aston Villa full-back Matty Cash is on the radar of Chelsea. It has been claimed that the Blues are eyeing a move to sign the Polish talent from the Blues this summer.
Cash’s Impressive Run Of Form At Villa Park This Season
The Slough-born talent has managed to put in some solid displays on the right side of Aston Villa’s defence. Cash has participated in 17 matches for the Villans this season, picking up three yellow cards across multiple competitions.
The 25-year-old has proved himself to be a decent performer at Villa Park based on his average of 2.0 tackles, 1.3 interceptions, 1.2 clearances, 0.5 shots, 0.5 key passes, 0.7 crosses and 0.5 dribbles per 90 minutes in the Premier League. He has even been tidy when interchanging possession with others around him, as evidenced by his pass success rate of 76.7% in the English top flight (stats via whoscored).
Cash is under contract at the West Midlands club until the summer of 2027. Hence, the Villans have no immediate need to cash in on him despite Chelsea’s recent interest in the player.
Can Aston Villa Head Coach Unai Emery Afford To Lose Cash?
Cash has proven his worth as a solid presence on the defensive end of the field. He can get stuck in with some crunching tackles to make life difficult for the opposition in the middle of the park. The Polish full-back doesn’t mind putting his foot through the ball when needed and is a decent crosser of the ball as well. He mainly operates as a right-back but can also fill in as a right-sided wide player or as a central midfielder if told to do so.
Cash is performing at a high level, so Emery simply cannot afford to lose him this year. At the very least, the Aston Villa head coach should wait until next summer before deciding whether to cash in on him and bring in a suitable replacement if a big club comes in for the player.