Matt Targett has joined Aston Villa from Southampton in the summer transfer window.
Southampton fans have taken to Twitter to give their reaction to Matt Targett joining Aston Villa in the summer transfer window.
Villa – who will play in the Premier League next season after clinching promotion from the Championship via the playoffs – have signed the 23-year-old left-back from Southampton.
According to The Express & Star, the Villans have paid the Saints an initial transfer fee of £11.5 million for Targett, who can also operate as a wing-back.
Southampton fans have taken to Twitter to give their reaction to Targett moving to Villa this summer.
Below are some of the best comments:
All the best Matty, a lifelong Saint who lived the dream by representing his boyhood club— Dan Jarvis (@danjarvisSFC91) July 1, 2019
Good luck Matty, wish you all the best, make yourself Saints proud! You’ve got this— JBsRednWhiteSFC (@SailorGirl30) July 1, 2019
Best of luck matt hope you smash it not against us though— Kevvy-gee (@kevvygrinny) July 1, 2019
Good luck to the lad. Never let us Down when called on.— Chalky (@MartynChalk) July 1, 2019
Good luck Matt, always gave everything for the club— Jamie (@jamie17saints) July 1, 2019
Thank you for everything @Mattytargett absolute guy so nice and a genuine player and loyal good luck for the future— Ryan Bishop (@ryansfcbishop14) July 1, 2019
All the best Matt. Never let us down when called upon. Hope you can kick on and become a regular at #AVFC— Gary Dabbs (@SaintDabbsie) July 1, 2019
All the best Matt. Thanks for all you have to Saints. Have fun and enjoy your time at Villa— Ch Howard-Williams (@French_Chris) July 1, 2019
Thanks for everything you’ve done with Saints Matty. Good luck at Villa.— Julian Hood (@harvey_hood) July 1, 2019
No big loss for Southampton
Targett was at Southampton since 2003, and although the 23-year-old made his first-team debut back in 2013, the youngster had failed to make a massive impact at the Saints.
The departure of the former England Under-21 international is not a big loss for Southampton, but he is a very good long-term signing for Villa and will provide first-choice left-back Neil Taylor with the competition that he needs.