Aston Villa's reported offer to sign Matt Targett may not be enough

Matt Targett of Southampton runs with the ball  during the friendly match between Twente Enschede and FC Southampton at Q20 Stadium on July 27, 2016 in Oldenzaal, Netherlands.

Aston Villa are chasing Southampton's Matt Targett.

Southampton defender Matt Targett shoots at goalpost Bournemouth forward Callum Wilson during the Premier League match between Southampton and Bournemouth at St Mary's Stadium, Southampton...

Aston Villa are pursuing a move for Southampton's Matt Targett, The Sun report.

The paper claim Villa want to bid £10 million to sign the left-back.

History from last summer suggests that may not be enough.

 

The Sun reported last June how Fulham had an offer of £10 million rejected by the Saints.

This came after an excellent stint on loan at Craven Cottage in which he helped the club win promotion.

Fulham did not return for him and Targett stayed put at St Mary's.

Matt Targett of Southampton runs with the ball  during the friendly match between Twente Enschede and FC Southampton at Q20 Stadium on July 27, 2016 in Oldenzaal, Netherlands.

So will Villa stand a better chance?

One important aspect of the situation which has changed is Southampton's manager.

Mark Hughes has been replaced by Ralph Hassnhuttl.

Ryan Bertrand remains Southampton's first choice left-back, but he turns 30 in August.

Targett, 23, should be looked at by the Saints as a better option heading into the future, unless Hassnhuttl would rather use the money to sign a player of his own.

Targett made 13 Premier League starts last season and 20 appearances in all competitions.

Villa may need to go higher than £10 million to prise him away.

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...

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