Exclusive: Leeds tipped to set sights on Nottingham Forest star after big development

Alex Bruce has tipped Leeds United to be in the hunt to sign Nottingham Forest defender Matty Cash if they get promoted.

The former Leeds defender, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, says the 22-year-old right-back is one of several good players at the City Ground who could be on the move this summer.

As revealed exclusively by Football Insider, fifth-placed Forest may be forced to sell some their top assets Cash and Joe Worrall if they are not promoted to the Premier League.

It is understood that the impact of the Coronavirus lockdown could have a significant financial impact at the City Ground, especially if they fail to seal a return to the top flight.

The Championship side had valued the full-back at £18million during the winter transfer window but asking prices are likely to fall this summer.

Bruce believes that there is a real possibility Leeds will be among the chasing pack for the Forest mainstay, who was the subject of a £12m bid from West Ham in January.

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Bruce told Football Insider: “It wouldn’t surprise me if Leeds were looking to get him. I think Cash and Worrall are good players, they’ve got a few decent ones at Forest.

“I think Forest won’t be the only club in terms of people outside the Premier League, and teams in the Premier League, who will be massively affected by everything that’s gone on. 

“If clubs need to sell, I think it will be an interesting period to see if everything goes back to normal.” 

Cash has been a regular for Forest since breaking through the youth ranks at the club, with a total of 135 appearances under his belt.

Luke Ayling has been Leeds’ first-choice right-back this season, although Stuart Dallas has also filled in as a makeshift option.

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