West Ham are expected to join Sheffield United and Southampton in the race to sign Nottingham Forest right-back Matty Cash, according to reports in the English media.
It is believed that the Blades have already had a £10m offer rejected for the 22-year-old, leaving the door open for other teams to make their move.
The Hammers were interested in Cash during the January transfer window and could revive their interest this month. However, fans on Twitter doubt whether the club have the funds to finance the transfer:
We have No Cash for cash…
— Klaus Hove (@klaushove123) August 2, 2020
Expected !! It should be a priority
— Peter Crowe (@petercrowe511) August 2, 2020
— jackie connell (@jackie_connell) August 2, 2020
— Joshua (@JoshuaHearne) August 2, 2020
You know, I know, and everyone else knows that they will make a derogatory bid which will be rejected and then say “well we tried our best, we just couldn’t make it happen”
— leslie law (@lglaw8) August 2, 2020
You call a 10 mill bid in payments over 60 years competition
— Danny⚒⚒ (@Dannyb3216) August 2, 2020
???we have no money ….off to southampton.u go ..we will end up getting no 1 simple as that no 1 wants to buy r players wonder y ????
— Dale Smith (@DaleSmith1979) August 2, 2020
They don’t have competition from West Ham as it involves money
— Matthew (@mattyattree) August 2, 2020
It seems as though Forest may demand up to double Sheffield United’s opening offer which would probably put him beyond David Moyes side’s reach.
The Irons are likely to be very keen to sign a new right-back this summer following the departures of Pablo Zabaleta and Jeremy Ngakia. Youngster Ben Johnson did impress when given his opportunities but the feeling is that the club will seek out greater competition for Ryan Fredericks.