A sacrifice that we have to make?
That seemed to be the tone that journalist Paul Taylor seemed to be setting when it came to talking about Nottingham Forest midfielder-come-right-back Matty Cash.
Writing in an article for The Athletic, Taylor wrote about the pros and cons of having to sell the 23-year-old this summer in order to generate funds for another promotion challenge, something I have written about recently could be a real possibility.
And the whole article really can be summed up in one paragraph that came about a third of the way through:
“Selling him is not a choice Forest will make lightly. But for several reasons, it would make sense — for the right money. Just as it has done for them in recent years with Oliver Burke, Ben Brereton and Arvin Appiah.”
Do you expect Cash to be at Forest next season?
Would the sale of just one of Nottingham Forest’s key players be enough to keep the rest of the squad together to challenge? It’s hard to tell at this stage, but one thing is for sure, the discussion around Cash’s future is certainly an interesting one, as these comments detail.
I’d love to keep hold of Matty Cash for at least one more season . If we don’t go up next year promise him he can go for £20m 😂
— lynne riley (@forestfan1965) August 8, 2020
— Rob Churchill (@NFFC_FanGroup) August 8, 2020
Sell!!.. Wont win the league from Right back
— ChrisU (@MrUrban83) August 9, 2020
— Tom Hallam (@tomhallam81) August 9, 2020
If it’s £20M + then sell if it’s less keep him. Can’t afford to be bullied into letting him go on the cheap.
— Famez 🦁 (@Faamezz) August 8, 2020
Didn't Leeds do the same by keeping K Phillips & look what happened 👍
— Martin Fretwell (@FretwellMartin) August 9, 2020
Don’t see it as difficult. If the fee is around 20million cash goes.. anything less he stays.
— Luke Martin (@Lukeee_16) August 8, 2020
What about you? What do you make of Taylor’s summation of the situation?