Exclusive: Darren Bent reacts as West Ham make approach over 'Very good signing'
Darren Bent says that Nottingham Forest defender Matty Cash would be a “very good signing” for West Ham but that he is not the game-changing capture they need.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, the former Tottenham and England striker believes the Hammers need players who are going to take them away from the relegation zone before the end of the transfer window.
Moyes confirmed at his post-match press conference that the club had made enquiries over a transfer for the Forest star but shot down reports suggesting that a bid had been tabled by the east Londoners.
Bent says the 22-year-old is a good player but questions the sort of impact he would make in a struggling West Ham side.
Bent told Football Insider: “I think he’d be a very good signing but I don’t think he’d be a life-changer, he’s not a game-changer.
“It’s not like he’s someone who’s going to all of a sudden come in and they’re going to start getting results and avoid relegation.
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“Matty Cash is a very good player but at the end of the day he (Moyes) needs to be going out there and signing players who are going to make a difference because they are fourth from bottom.”
Cash has been a mainstay for Forest this season, playing 30 times already across all competitions.
Moyes has Ryan Fredericks and Pablo Zabaleta as his senior right-back options at West Ham, both coming in and out of the side since the start of the campaign.
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