According to a report from Sky Sports, West Ham have made an offer that could eventually rise to £12 million for Nottingham Forest ace Matty Cash.
The Hammers will undoubtedly be keen to bolster their right-back options this month, with 35-year-old Pablo Zabaleta currently filling for the injured Ryan Fredericks.
And Cash could be just the man for the job.
Sky Sports have reported today that West Ham have submitted an offer for the Forest youngster thought to be worth an initial £10 million, but one that may rise to £12 million based on performance related clauses.
The Hammers will allegedly face competition from AC Milan and Southampton for Cash’s signature, however.
Good fit for West Ham
The 22-year-old began his career as an attacking right midfielder, but has been converted into a full-back recently.
His record of two goals and four assists in 27 Championship games this season is evidence of his attacking ability from right-back. And that is exactly what the Hammers need.
Cash is also a very good and solid defender. According to Who Scored, the 22-year-old has averaged three successful tackles, 1.4 interceptions and 2.9 clearances per game during his 27 Championship outings this season.
Those really are impressive numbers, and as he continues to mature and gains a better understanding of the game, he will surely improve as an all-round footballer.
If West Ham manage to get Cash for £12 million, it must be considered as decent value for money in this day and age.