ExWHUemployee has claimed that West Ham are no longer interested in signing Nottingham Forest right-back Matty Cash this summer.
Hammers boss David Moyes will surely be looking to bring an established right-back to the London Stadium before the start of next season.
Ryan Fredericks quite simply isn’t good enough and Ben Johnson will need more stringent competition next season.
And Cash would have been an excellent option for the east London outfit.
Cash racked up three goals and five assists in 42 Championship games for Sabri Lamouchi’s men last season (Who Scored).
In those outings, the 23-year-old averaged 2.6 tackles, 1.4 interceptions, three clearances and 0.8 dribbles per game (Who Scored).
The Mirror (August 11th, page 49) reported recently that Forest want £15 million for the 23-year-old, with West Ham willing to pay just £10 million.
But ExWHUemployee has now claimed that Hammers boss David Moyes is no longer interested in signing the 23-year-old right-back, when speaking on the West Ham Way podcast last night (Wednesday August 12th):
“Matty Cash was someone we tried to sign in January. I have been told today that we no longer want to sign him. Now Matty Cash cut his holiday short yesterday to fly back to England to sort out a transfer deal. But I’ve been in told that it is not to West Ham and David Moyes is no longer interested in him.”
Missing out on Cash will be a real shame. Right-back is an area that West Ham really do need to strengthen.
And signing the 23-year-old Forest ace for somewhere in the region of £15 million would have represented excellent value for the Hammers.
It seems as though Moyes has set his sights elsewhere this summer, however.