By Paddy Kenny

2nd Nov, 2021 | 4:00pm

Cash could quit Aston Villa for 'silly money' after confirmed news - pundit

Matty Cash could leave Aston Villa for “silly money” if he impresses on the international stage with Poland.

That is according to ex-Republic of Ireland shot-stopper Paddy Kenny, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the 24-year-old right-back.

Cash confirmed last week that he had switched his international allegiance from England to Poland after being granted citizenship.

The Polish FA then announced yesterday (1 October) that he had been called up for their upcoming matches against Andorra and Hungary.

The defender signed for Villa from Nottingham Forest in a £14million deal in the summer of 2020 and is highly regarded in the English game.

However, he is well behind the likes of Kyle Walker, Kieran Trippier, Reece James and Trent Alexander-Arnold in Gareth Southgate’s pecking order.

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Kenny therefore applauds his ambition to explore another avenue on the international stage.

“That little bit of extra attention can do wonders,” he told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams.

“If he doesn’t think his chance at England will come, why not get on that train? If he’s got a relation that makes him eligible, you’ve got nothing to lose.

“He’s still a young lad, 24, and anyone who plays at international level will add value to the player.

“We always see it after a Euros or World Cup when players will go for silly money.

“He’s a top-class player in his own right so I can only see this doing him the world of good. Good luck to him.

In other news, Keith Hackett can’t believe referee’s “walk of shame” after Ezri Konsa controversy at Aston Villa.