Sunday, July 21, 2019

Aston Villa agree Targett deal

Aston Villa have agreed a deal to sign Matt Targett from Southampton, according to Sam Wallace of the Telegraph.

As the journalist reports, the fee accepted by both clubs is set at £14 million, with the potential of rising to £17 million through add-ons.

The 23-year-old has been a Southampton player since he signed his first professional contract back in 2013. Since then, he has made 61 appearances for the club and scored a single goal, and was named their Young Player of the Year in 2014/15. He spent 2017/18 on loan at Fulham, where he also found a net once, in 21 games.

With Ryan Bertrand holding the left-back spot at St. Mary’s firmly in his hands, Targett is set to leave in search of first-team football, and he will be hoping to get ahead of Neil Taylor in the pecking order at the Villa Park. It is Wallace’s opinion that the deal is a good one for both clubs.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Veselin Trajkovic


Vesko is a football writer that likes to observe the game for what it is, focusing on teams, players and their roles, formations, tactics, rather than stats. He follows the English Premier League closely, Liverpool FC in particular. His articles have been published on four different football blogs.

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