Aston Villa star Cash granted Polish citizenship

Date published: Tuesday 26th October 2021 5:07 - News Desk

Aston Villa star Matty Cash

Aston Villa defender Matty Cash has been granted Polish citizenship and he could make his debut for them during next month’s international break.

The 24-year-old’s mother was born in Poland. Cezary Kulesza (the president of the Polish FA) confirmed on Tuesday that Cash had been granted citizenship.

Cash has written on Instagram that: “This is a very important and proud day for me and my family.


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“My application to get a Polish citizenship has been approved by Polish authorities.

“I would like to thank Mr president, my family and other people who helped me with that. Now it’s time for a new challenge. I will give my all for this Country.”

Poland are second in their World Cup qualifying group behind England and face minnows Andorra away on November 12 before a home fixture against Hungary on November 15.

Head coach Paulo Sousa said there was a “lot of enthusiasm” about playing for Poland in Cash’s family, adding: “Playing in the national team is not only a great responsibility, but also something additional, which is very difficult to describe in words.”

Cash signed a five-year contract at Villa Park in September 2020, joining from Nottingham Forest in a deal worth up to £16million.

He has played 10 games in all competitions for Villa this season, scoring his first goal for the club in the 3-0 Premier League win over Everton in September.

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