Aston Villa fans react to reports linking Villans with Southampton left-back Matt Targett

Aston Villa fans make their way to the stadium ahead of the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Leeds United at Villa Park on December 23, 2018 in Birmingham, England.

Aston Villa were also credited with interest in the Southampton academy product a year ago.

Matt Targett of Southampton takes a penalty during the penalty shoot out during the FA Cup Third Round Replay match between Southampton FC and Derby County at St Mary's Stadium on January...

Aston Villa fans are reacting to reports linking their side with the Southampton left-back, Matt Targett.

According to The Sun, Villa are eyeing a bid for the £10million-rated Saint. 

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.

L to R Matt Targett, Charlie Austin and Ryan Bertrand of Southampton during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Southampton FC at Anfield on September 22, 2018 in Liverpool,...

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...










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?

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