Aston Villa were also credited with interest in the Southampton academy product a year ago.
Aston Villa fans are reacting to reports linking their side with the Southampton left-back, Matt Targett.
The newspaper claims Targett is Dean Smith‘s first choice candidate to come and add some competition in Aston Villa’s left-back position.
And the Southampton academy product was also a target for Smith’s predecessor as Aston Villa manager, Steve Bruce, according to The Mirror.
But a proposed loan move failed to materialise during last summer’s transfer window, and Targett went onto play 21 times for the Saints throughout 2018/19.
Having lost his place to Ryan Bertrand towards the end of the season, however, switching clubs might now be an option, with Fulham also being credited with interest in their former loan star.
And several of an Aston Villa persuasion would welcome Targett’s arrival…
I’d take him, not sure about a starter but I don’t mind him— Michael Wilkins (@MichaelW_1874) June 12, 2019
I’d be very happy with Matt Targett as our left back signing. Young, talented, bags of potential with pl experience, fits the profile perfectly and not exactly breaking the bank at £10million #avfc— Jike McGriff (@ingreenskies) June 12, 2019
Targett would be a great signing for villa. Much better than Taylor and it’s great news to see we are being linked with a LB.— Archie Davies (@adaviesavfc) June 12, 2019
We was linked with him before when we tried to get Bryan. Should have gone for him first #avfc or not sold Amavi.— andy (@andy59967602) June 12, 2019
#AVFC Matt Targett – if true, good, versatile and an upgrade on Taylor.— TheGolfVillan (@TheGolfVillan) June 12, 2019
Matt Targett would be a very decent signing— Con (@ConCarp98) June 12, 2019
That’s a good signing for sure! Much better than Taylor— Archie Davies (@adaviesavfc) June 12, 2019
Very good singing we should pull the deal off and start him at left back— jack (@jack84876555) June 12, 2019
Can’t get in the Southampton team.— LH.24 (@LH___24) June 12, 2019
Didn’t do much for Fulham.
Back at Southampton now and available for transfer.
……. and we’re looking at spending £10m on him?
Far better options out there.
But Aston Villa may have to bow to Southampton’s demands, with the Saints having tied him to a five-year contract in 2017.
Villa fans – do you want Targett in B6 next season?