Matty Cash is in line for a new Aston Villa contract less than a season after joining from Nottingham Forest.
According to The Telegraph, the Premier League club want to tie down the defender after an impressive start to top-flight life.
Cash has taken superbly well to mixing it with the Premier League big-hitters. He has played 23 games this season, registering two assists.
The 23-year-old made a £16 million cross-Midlands move during the summer, after rising through the Forest ranks.
His best season at the City Ground undoubtedly came during 2019/20 under the influence of Sabri Lamouchi.
The French boss deployed him as a right-back and watched him flourish as the Reds enjoyed a decent campaign.
He played 45 games in total last season and won rave reviews for his lung-busting performance from the right-hand side of defence.
Cash featured 141 times for Forest in total, scoring 13 goals and claiming 15 assists during his time in the Garibaldi.
The defender reportedly earns £65,000-a-week at Villa Park (Spotrac) and the club is now keen to hand him improved terms.
Cash’s form this season has seen him enjoy a tackle success ratio of 59% and that won’t come as a surprise to Forest supporters.
Could Forest benefit from Cash success?
The rumours when the defender left Forest suggested a sell-on fee was part of the deal.
If that is the case, the club might find themselves quids in as Cash continues to develop.
There is absolutely no reason why Cash should view Villa as his ceiling and on current form, he must be alerting the best clubs in the country.
Cash always did his all for Forest and very few could begrudge him a move to the top-flight.
His progress has been good to see from a Reds perspective and supporters might hope that one day he earns another big move