Alex Bruce insists that spending £15million on Nottingham Forest defender Matty Cash could prove to be a bargain for West Ham.

The former Premier League defender, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, insists that the seven-figure fee could be a “snippet” if he proves himself as a top-flight talent.

As revealed by Football Insider, Forest have set a £15million price tag on the head of the 23-year-old as the likes of Fulham and Sheffield United battle the Irons for his capture.

It is understood that Cash has told the Championship outfit that he wants to seal a move to the Premier League this summer.

Bruce believes that while £15million for a second-tier right-back might seem a lot of money now, West Ham could have the last laugh if he impresses in the top flight.

“When you look in today’s market, you think £15million is a lot of money but if he turns out to be a proven Premier League player and he goes on and does well, people would say £15million is a snippet,” Bruce told Football Insider.

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“It just all depends, I don’t think as a player you can think too deeply about price tags nowadays because we’ve seen some silly money spent on players. 

“It just depends on how he’s going to get on there and he’s just got to concentrate on performing.” 

Cash, a graduate of Forest’s youth system, has spent the majority of his career in the Championship and he has 129 second-tier appearances under his belt.

He also has 12 games of League Two experience after a loan spell at Dagenham and Redbridge.

In other West Ham news, it can be REVEALED that David Moyes is open to signing an England international after a U-turn at the London Stadium.