Derby County defender Eiran Cashin has held talks with Premier League side Brighton Hove Albion ahead of a possible summer switch, according to journalist Mike McGrath.
The 21-year-old has been the subject of serious interest throughout the summer window so far, with both Brighton and Norwich being linked on several occasions.
Who is Eiran Cashin?
The Irish defender is a product of the Derby County academy rising through the ranks as well as becoming a first-team star. He has featured in all six games this season, scoring in the club’s 4-2 win against Peterborough at the weekend.
He has also represented Ireland at both U18s and U21s level, earning five caps for his country but is yet to make his debut on the men’s international stage.
An upturn in results
Derby County began the League One season with a 2-1 loss against Wigan Athletic, before losing to Blackpool in the EFL Cup. However, they bounced back with a strong 3-0 win against Burton Albion before losing to Oxford.
The Rams have since won back-to-back games against Fleetwood and Peterborough including a hat-trick from the returning Martyn Waghorn.
What’s been said?
According to Mike McGrath, Brighton have held talks with the aim of landing Cashin before Friday’s deadline. He is seen as a player that the seagulls are very much interested in signing before the window slams shut.
Cashin is arguably one of the best defenders outside of the Premier League and I’m surprised that there’s only one top-flight side trying to land his services.
Deadline day causes inflated prices so Derby would be in line to receive a better deal if they were to sell but I cannot see them be willing to part ways with someone so important in the final moments of the transfer window.