West Ham have had a £10m offer rejected for Nottingham Forest right-back Matty Cash, according to The Athletic.
The bid, which would have been made in instalments, falls well below Forest’s asking price for the 22-year-old, with AC Milan said to be rivalling the Hammers for the fullback’s signature. The Rossoneri are reportedly prepared to pay around £15m for the player.
Fans on Twitter are not happy with the London club tabling such a low bid:
Just no end to their antics !!
— whufcpaul1 (@whufcpaul1) 24 January 2020
10 mill in installments 😂😂
That is Sullivan all over
— GW (@George_Willis01) 24 January 2020
18th richest club in the world?? … It's laughable
— Kenny Dawson (@pepeDaina) 24 January 2020
Typical. We all know exactly what he’s up to now.
— West Ham Somerset (@WestHam_SW) 24 January 2020
Just pay Forest the money we need a right back@now
— Peter Crowe (@petercrowe511) 24 January 2020
Why can't Forest just accept £1 a week 😂
— Stuart Dillon (@StuartDillon1) 24 January 2020
😂😂😂 banter club
— Craig ⚒ Jackman (@75_chicoIron) 24 January 2020
Pay as you go now
— steve davis. @berkofc (@stevedavis49) 24 January 2020
18th richest club 500k a week saved on wages and can’t just pay the extra 5-8m to get it over the line typical of Sullivan next level 👍🏻🖕🏻
— Johno97 (@Johno97HD) 24 January 2020
What a surprise….
— Jay83 (@Jay8320) 24 January 2020
We must be broke
— 父 Dylan 父 (@Dylbec) 24 January 2020
Cash has made 30 appearances for Forest this season, scoring two goals and providing four assists. He started life out as a midfielder, but he has been almost exclusively used as a fullback by manager Sabri Lamouchi this campaign.
West Ham are on the lookout for a right-back, with Pablo Zabaleta currently David Moyes’ only real option, but with the transfer deadline fast approaching, it appears they will have to up their bid for Cash or move on quickly to another target in order to bring in a new signing before the window closes.