West Ham look set to miss out on yet another target, with Football Insider claiming that Aston Villa have blown the east London outfit out of the water in the race to sign Nottingham Forest right-back Matty Cash.
Hammers boss David Moyes will be desperate to bolster his right-back options at the London Stadium this summer.
Ryan Fredericks is not good enough to be a Premier League footballer. And Ben Johnson needs more quality competition next season in order to aid his continued development.
Villans boss Dean Smith is in the same boat at Villa Park.
And Football Insider claims that Aston Villa are close to addressing their right-back deficiency by signing Cash, having blown West Ham out the water or the 23-year-old Forest ace.
And that will be a huge blow for the Hammers. Cash really does have everything West Ham need.
Cash racked up three goals and five assists in 42 Championship games for Forest 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).
Football Insider claims that Aston Villa are close to wrapping up a £12 million deal to sign Cash.
And that really is superb value for the Villans.
Unfortunately for us, it seems as though we have missed out on one of Moyes’s key targets once again.
It’s starting to feel like groundhog day. And as things stand, there is no end in sight. Until Gold and Sullivan sell up of course.