Aston Villa star Matty Cash on brink of snubbing England to play for Poland

Aston Villa's right-back Matty Cash could snub Gareth Southgate and England as he applies for a Polish passport.

The 24-year-old was born in Slough, but he qualifies to represent Poland through his mother’s side of the family.

Cash has previously been on the Poles' radar, but he has been reluctant to commit to the nation as he still has hopes of being chosen by England.

However, Cash's stance may have changed due to England's depth of talent on the right side of defence.

And Cash has now applied for a Polish passport ahead of their World Cup qualifiers, according to reports.

Cash's dad, Stuart Cash, who is a former professional himself who had a journeyman career in the lower tiers of English football, told Polish outlet SportoweFakty Cash was looking to change allegiances.

"We are in the process of collecting the necessary papers for Matty to obtain Polish citizenship.

"We started this process a few months ago, it should be finished soon. We are cooperating with the Polish branch in London on this matter."

England are stacked at the right-back position: Reece James, Kyle Walker, Kieran Trippier, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Aaron Wan-Bissaka are all battling it out for the starting spot.

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However, getting into the Polish national team may not be smooth sailing for the Villa standout.

At Euro 2020, Poland were unable to make it out of their group.

Paulo Sousa's side started all three games with a three-back formation, meaning Cash could be utilised further up the field.

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