With Aston Villa recently announcing the capture of Southampton Academy graduate Matt Targett, I think most are delighted by the transfer.
As fans will know, the 23-year-old has joined officially for an undisclosed fee and there’s some debate as to whether it’s £11.5million up front or £14million up front – either way the total deal with clauses is said to be worth around the £17million mark.
Although there were some dissenters at Southampton who felt he hadn’t quite progressed as they would’ve liked in recent years, plenty were somewhat disappointed that he had moved on but understood that with former Villan Ryan Bertrand ahead of him in the pecking order, he wanted game time and they couldn’t hold him back anymore, even if they didn’t want to see him leave.
From what I know of him he’s decent at the back but his strength is in attacking, and at least according to these Southampton fans, they are backing him to quickly impress us, so we might have a gem on our hands.
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