Speaking exclusively to Football FanCast, ex-Aston Villa midfielder Lee Hendrie believes it would be the right decision for his old side to hand Matty Cash a new contract.
Cash only joined Villa in the last summer transfer window, but the former Nottingham Forest defender looks set to put pen to paper on fresh terms.
According to The Telegraph’s John Percy, the Midlands club are keen to discuss a new deal with Cash, clearly impressed with what they have seen from the 23-year-old right-back this season.
And it appears that Hendrie has also been pleased with Cash’s form, with the ex-Villa player calling for the Premier League outfit to get this new contract sorted.
On Cash, Hendrie told FFC in an exclusive interview:
“I watched him at Forest and he was exactly the same, but I feel that he’s got better coming into this Villa side. He’s granted a new contract because people will be looking for someone of his calibre and the way and styles teams play these days… he likes to get forward and he’s got that aggressive manner in him.
“Get him signed up. You know, these are the players that we want to see signed and we want to build on, and he’s still got plenty of years ahead of him.”
As well as Cash, left-back Matt Targett could also be in line for a new contract. According to The Athletic (via Goal), the Villans have already opened talks with the former Southampton man over an improved deal.