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Former Aston Villa ace brands Matty Cash ‘very unlucky’ as he admits potential mistake

Matty Cash, Ollie Watkins, Tyrone Mings, Aston Villa, March 2022.

Former Aston Villa ace Luke Young feels the decision for Matty Cash to represent Poland over England may have a been a mistake.

Cash has found his feet in the Premier League of late. Indeed, he has appeared in the majority of Villa’s league games since his move from Nottingham Forest in 2020.

The right-back has been in fantastic form in Villa colours this season. He has scored three goals and registered as many assists in 28 league games so far this season.

The defender made the decision to change allegiances from England to Poland during this campaign.

That, however, may have been a mistake, thinks former Villa defender Young.

“He’s very unlucky that England are so strong in the full-back position,” Young said via Birmingham Mail.

“At another time he would certainly have earned caps. I know he has changed allegiance to Poland but I still feel he would have gained some England recognition.

“The problem being is the age of Trent Alexander-Arnold and Reece James – caps would be hard to come by.”

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Indeed, Cash may have earned an England cap at some point.

However, he has already played twice for Poland, and will no doubt play a lot more in his career.

Cash a major Atletico target

Jacob Ramsey, Matty Cash, John McGinn, Danny Ings, Aston Villa celeb during Premier League game against Brighton at Amex Stadium

In other news, Cash is a man in demand, as Atletico Madrid are reportedly keen to lure him to the club.

The full-back is seen as an apt replacement for the recently departed Kieran Trippier.

Atletico are apparently sizing up an approach for Cash in the summer. The lure of Champions League football could certainly turn the star’s head.

However, Villa will be keen to keep him at the club for as long as possible.

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