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Jack Grealish shares what Matt Targett said to him about John Terry after Aston Villa training

Jack Grealish of Aston Villa during the Sky Bet Championship match at Villa Park on September 18, 2018 in Birmingham, England.

Aston Villa managed to bring in Matt Targett over the summer transfer window.

Jack Grealish of Aston Villa during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Aston Villa at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on August 10, 2019 in London, United Kingdom.

Aston Villa playmaker Jack Grealish has told Soccer AM that Matt Targett was raving about John Terry after one of his first training sessions.

John Terry still occasionally joins in during training with Villa’s team and he was required to play in a practice match over the summer.

Terry immediately impressed Targett, who had just signed for Villa at that point.

 

And Grealish revealed: “He [Terry] would love to get involved all the time. He’s still got it.

“Matt Targett came and JT was on our team in training as we had low numbers. He came up to me and said ‘how good it JT, he’s better than me!’”

New Signing Matt Targett of Aston Villa poses at Bodymoor Heath training ground on June 30, 2019 in Birmingham, England.

Targett is yet to make his Villa debut, despite being one of their most expensive signings of the summer.

Dean Smith opted to pick Neil Taylor in Villa’s opening day match against Tottenham Hotspur, and the left-back generally impressed.

Whether Targett will come into Villa’s side at the weekend now remains to be seen.

The claret and blues will be looking to get their first win back in the top flight on Saturday, when they take on Bournemouth.

John Terry of Aston Villa during the pre season friendly match between Aston Villa and Watford  at Villa Park on July 29, 2017 in Birmingham, England.

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