Aston Villa right-back Matty Cash has been granted Polish citizenship and could feature in their World Cup qualifying campaign from next month. Cash qualifies for citizenship in Poland through his mother and grandmother. The player revealed that talks about the possibility of switching allegiance began three years ago. There have been talks ongoing since then between Polish FA President Cezary Kulesza and President Andrzej Duda. Poland take on Andorra and Hungary next month and could mark the debut of Cash.

“This is a very important and proud day for me and my family.” Aston Villa right-back Matty Cash said. “My application to get 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.”

“I’m really ready for it, really excited. We’re going through the paperwork at the minute and I’ve had the chance to meet the manager this morning,” he added. “It’ll be a real honor to play for this country. I’ve watched loads of games. The fans are brilliant, passionate. Hopefully, I can bring that to the side, passion, and 100 percent commitment. That’s my game. I also know Klich well from Leeds United. I’ve had many battles against him. We actually had a conversation and I said it would be nice to play with him and not against him.”

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