Aston Villa opinion: The Villans should make a move for Matt Targett
According to reports from English news outlet the Sun, Aston Villa are very interested in making a move for Southampton star Matt Targett. The report further adds that Aston Villa are readying a £10million move for the 23-year-old as Dean Smith continues to overhaul his side.
The Villa boss has already released eight players to prepare for the Premier League and believes that Targett can help. That should come as no surprise given the talent that the 23-year-old Southampton star has at his disposal.
His ability has never been under any doubt, with Targett making a big impact for even Fulham on loan when they were in the Championship.
This season he has not found opportunities easy to come by, with just 16 Premier League appearances to his name. Yet, even that didn’t stop him, with the 23-year-old contributing to four goals over the course of his campaign, with all four coming in the Premier League.
That’s a rather impressive amount for a player who has played just 35% of the available minutes. And it’s why Aston Villa need to make the move before someone else does.
Matt Targett is a wonderful player and someone that has been cultivated by Southampton’s very own prestigious youth academy. The 23-year-old’s only move outside the St Mary’s was his loan spell at Fulham and even there he flourished. However, things at Southampton haven’t been the same with former Champions League winner Ryan Bertrand the first choice.
That is despite the former Chelsea man’s struggles and Targett finding a rich vein of form for the club. But that has never affected the young left-back, with him improving game after game for the club. His defensive ability has always been there but it has improved over the years as he gains experience via game time.
Not to mention, his past as a winger has helped him make quite an impact offensively, which is what Aston Villa need. The Lions have Neil Taylor as their only left-back but the Welsh international is 30 years old and that will see him to get eaten up in the Premier League.
Not to mention, his struggles in the Championship were widespread and things need to change.
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Aston Villa have made it back into the Premier League and to stay in the top- tier, they need to change things for their club. That means adding a few new stars and one player that should be included is Matt Targett.
The 23-year-old is a talented star and one man that will make a massive difference for the club.