Newcastle United fans react to Matt Targett rumours

Matt Targett of Southampton (33) is givent treatment during the Premier League match between Southampton and Burnley at St Mary's Stadium on October 16, 2016 in Southampton, England.

Newcastle United are interested in signing the Southampton man today it seems.

Matt Targett of Southampton (33) is givent treatment during the Premier League match between Southampton and Burnley at St Mary's Stadium on October 16, 2016 in Southampton, England.

Sky Sports have reported that Newcastle United have made a loan enquiry for Southampton left-back Matt Targett.

Newcastle need a new left-back after losing Vurnon Anita and Achraf Lazaar looks set to leave the Magpies today.

Rafael Benitez, Manager of Newcastle United speaks to Jamaal Lascelles of Newcastle United and Isaac Hayden of Newcastle United during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and...

And, according to Sky Sports, United boss Rafael Benitez has asked Southampton about signing the 21-year-old on a season-long loan.

It is unlikely to have the option of a permanent deal after Targett penned a five-year extension with the Saints a little earlier this month, but fans of the St James's Park club seem on board with the prospect of signing him.

Targett is unlikely to have Newcastle fans delirious with joy on deadline day, but he is a solid, capable young defender.

Benitez's side have lost two of their first three Premier League games this season and perhaps the Spanish manager could do with some more personnel at the other end of the field.

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