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Diego Simeone going all out for Matty Cash with enormous Atletico offer planned for Villa star

Matty Cash, Aston Villa, November 2021.

Atletico Madrid are looking to the Premier League once again with Matty Cash earmarked as Diego Simeone’s outstanding first choice to replace Kieran Trippier at right-back.

Atletico Madrid have suffered a major loss with Trippier returning to the Premier League. Indeed, the Englishman was a linchpin in their La Liga success last season.

The 31-year-old played 28 league games during the league-winning campaign, providing six assists. However, his move to Newcastle has hindered the Spanish champions.

Sime Vrsaljko, who has played just 71 games for Atletico since joining in 2016, is now the only senior right-back at the club. He has played 10 league games this campaign, mostly since Trippier departed, and Atletico are now fifth in the league.

As such, Diego Simeone’s side are eyeing a top right-back to fill the void left by Trippier. Mundo Deportivo reports that Atletico are eyeing Aston Villa’s Cash.

The Poland international has been a mainstay in Steven Gerrard’s side all season. He has performed well defensively, and his end product has improved noticeably under Gerrard.

Cash has followed a similar career path to Trippier, making his name in the Championship before getting a Premier League move.

He may just follow the Englishman’s footsteps even more closely, should Atletico come calling.

Matty Cash of Aston Villa during Premier League between Tottenham Hotspur and Aston Villa at Tottenham Hotspur stadium , London

Cash is under contract until 2025 and Mundo Deportivo reports Simeone is willing to spend as much as €30m (£25m) in order to land Cash.

However, Gerrard would likely be keen on seeing one of his best assets remain at the club.

Cash could be among Villa summer moves

Steven Gerrard Aston Villa

While Cash could exit the club, new faces may join the Villans squad. Arsenal forward Alexandre Lacazette is reportedly a target of Villa’s in the summer.

The Frenchman is in the final year of his deal at the Emirates, and should move on for free.

Premier League experience is likely an attractive asset for Gerrard.

However, with the lack of chemistry between Ollie Watkins and Danny Ings, adding yet another striker may prove problematic.

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