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SportSouthampton's Matt Targett set to be starter after Liverpool interest

19:25  20 june  2019
19:25  20 june  2019 Source:   readsport.co

Aston Villa eyeing up Matt Targett move

Aston Villa eyeing up Matt Targett move Aston Villa manager Dean Smith would like to sign Southampton’s left-back Matt Targett this summer, according to reports. A story in the Express and Star today suggests the 23-year-old is a player Smith sees as a good squad option ahead of Villa’s return to the Premier League. Targett, a former England youth international, made his Premier League debut for the Saints in 2014 but hasn’t managed to nail down regular game time since then, making only 43 top flight appearances.

Liverpool have reportedly approached Southampton over the possibility of signing Matt Targett this summer, according to 90min. If it is game time Targett is after , then a move to Aston Villa looks more appealing, however, if the Reds firm up their interest with a concrete offer, Targett may well find it

English Premier League outfit Liverpool are reported to be heading to Southampton for another raid in this summer transfer window. It can be safe to Teamtalk reports that Matt Targett had impressed last season with just 13 Premier League games appearances. It is claimed that manager Jurgen Klopp is

Southampton's Matt Targett set to be starter after Liverpool interest © Catherine Ivill/Getty Images Sport Arsenal FC v Southampton FC - Premier League

Reported Liverpool target Matt Targett is set to be handed a starting role at Southampton, with Ryan Bertrand set to be sold.

Targett had been linked with a move away from the Saints, with Ryan Bertrand being Southampton’s first choice left back.

However, in an effort to keep Targett at the club, Southampton look likely to promote the defender to the starting role, according to the Daily Mail.

Bertrand is now likely to be sold, with Targett being kept at the club.

Southampton's Matt Targett set to be starter after Liverpool interest © Michael Regan/Getty Images Sport Michael Regan/Getty Images Sport

It had been believed that Liverpool were interested in a move for Targett to provide depth and competition at left back after Alberto Moreno left the club this Summer.

However, Targett is now likely to stay at Southampton, with the promise of first team football being a big lure for the defender.

Aston Villa also reportedly had an interest in Targett, who had been thought to be a likely outgoing from St Mary’s.

Southampton sell Matt Targett to Aston Villa.
Southampton Football Club have officially sold Matt Targett to Aston Villa. The left-back progressed through the Saints’ academy but has completed a switch to Dean Smith’s side. Targett has put pen to paper on a long-term contract at Villa Park, where he is likely to come in and displace Neil Taylor from the starting line-up. The 23-year-old struggled to break into the Southampton team when Ryan Bertrand was fit last season, and as he targets regular first-team football, he has secured a move away from his boyhood club.

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