With reports linking Aston Villa with a move for Southampton left-back Matt Targett well known – I’ve covered it previously myself – the fact we are now into the final few days of the transfer window, there’s a growing clamour for us to get a deal over the line for the 22-year-old.
Having reportedly missed out on Tammy Abraham who has decided to remain with Chelsea whilst fans still want an alternative striker in, given recent loan deals by the club, plenty would be happy if Targett was the final capture as that would provide us better balance and better competition in the backline as we seek further improvement.
Targett’s attacking skills down the left-hand side would also be an asset when it came to our offensive options.
Both Serra & Bruce have not ruled out Abraham so I think it could still happen.
— Foxy (@FoxyN77) August 25, 2018
We want both, we want both pic.twitter.com/nQMIaiC8aQ
— British Clive (@BritishBuIIdog) August 22, 2018
If we can get targett, then that would move hutton to RB and axel into CB hopefully????????????????
— Alfie (@Alfie_avfc_) August 26, 2018
Defence is priority, think Huth and Targett would be the perfect solutions #avfc
— Jack Millman (@LordMillman) August 25, 2018
— Super_Villan???? (@Super_Villan17) August 25, 2018
Loan transfer window shuts this Friday 31st! Hope we get Targett and a striker on loan and a centre back on a free ???? #avfc
— Aston Villa Updates (@AstonVilla_info) August 27, 2018
Whether we can get the deal done by the time the loan window slams shut on Friday at 5pm remains to be seen, but I live in hope anyway.