Sport Southampton's Targett told he will not leave this month

17:41  12 july  2018
17:41  12 july  2018 Source:   readsport.co

Southampton sell Dusan Tadic to Ajax

  Southampton sell Dusan Tadic to Ajax Southampton Football Club have sanctioned the sale of Dusan Tadic to Ajax. The Serbian international was reportedly keen to leave Saints for a return to Holland this summer and his wish has since been granted. Tadic joined Southampton in the summer of 2014 and was Ronald Koeman’s first signing at the club as he rebuilt the Saints squad following a number of big first-team departures. During his spell on the South Coast, Tadic directly contributed to 47 Premier League goals for Saints – the most of any player across the last four seasons at the club. Tadic is believed to have joined Ajax for a fee ranging from £15m to £18m this summer, with a deal having been negotiated for some time now. The 29-year-old will be hoping to win trophies in the Netherlands as he bids to achieve plenty of success in the Eredivisie at the Johan Cruijff Arena with his new side, Ajax.

This article is over 10 months old. Southampton want to keep hold of Virgil van Dijk. The manager said the defender had told him he wanted to leave and was not available to play for the club.

Matthew Robert Targett (born 18 September 1995) is an English professional footballer who plays as a left back for Premier League club Southampton . He can also play as a left winger. Born in Eastleigh, Hampshire, Targett joined Southampton ' s academy at the age of eight

Southampton have told Matt Targett that he will not be leaving the club this month, despite interest from Fulham.

According to the Mirror, Targett has been the subject of a failed bid from the newly-promoted side, but Southampton are reluctant to sanction a deal.

The Saints are bracing themselves for interest in Ryan Bertrand, which could open up a spot for Targett at St Mary’s.

Targett spent last season on loan at Fulham and impressed there. He went on to help the Cottagers secure their promotion to the top flight.

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Slavisa Jokanovic has been keen to bring the player back to the club on a permanent basis, which could still happen this summer.

Tadic says leaving Southampton was easy decision

  Tadic says leaving Southampton was easy decision Dusan Tadic has spoken about his move to Ajax, saying that it was an easy decision to leave Southampton. The Serbian described his move to Amsterdam as a ‘dream’ one, which made his final decision very easy. Speaking after his move, Tadic said, via Evening Standard: “I’m very happy because Ajax is one of the biggest clubs in Holland and the world. It was always my dream tobe at Ajax. It was an easy decision because I had a lot of opportunities in the Premier League and other countries but I think Ajax is best for my future.” Tadic joined the Saints in 2014, and was a key player for Southampton. He led the team in assists during his stay at St Mary’s, and Mark Hughes will have to find a way to replace him for next season. “I did good in the Premier League. In four years, I was for three [of them] in the top five best assisters in the Premier League and probably in the top ten of creating chances. I’m very proud because Southampton is not the biggest club in the Premier League and the Premier League is the toughest league in the world.

No one had thought to tell Mr Targett any of this , or invite him to the unveiling of the new reconstruction of his ancestor at the Natural History Museum on Monday. ‘I do feel a bit more multicultural now,’ he laughs.

It was a successful weekend for Saints defender Matt Targett , as he helped Slaviša Jokanović’ s men took the lead on 23 minutes, when Tom Cairney latched on to Ryan Sessegnon’ s through ball, before steadying himself to finish neatly with his left foot. Copyright © 2018 Southampton Football Club.

A £10 million bid has already been rejected by the Saints, according to the reports.

Targett is said to be keen on the move as he sets his sights on a regular starting place in the Premier League next season.

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Southampton will have to sell before buying again, admits Hughes .
While happy with the business done so far, Mark Hughes is not ruling out making further additions to his squad before August 9.Southampton manager Mark Hughes says he will likely have to sell players before he can further bolster their squad - but is not ruling out making further additions in the transfer window.

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