Matt Targett joins the club

Matt Targett has today joined the club from Southampton for an undisclosed fee thought to be in the region of £14m.

The 23-year-old came through the ranks at the south coast club but despite showing plenty of promise he has yet to firmly establish himself in the starting line-up. The Saints have now opted to cash-in on the 23-year-old and Villa seems the perfect destination with the left-back instantly install as first choice.

Targett made 63 appearances for the Saints over the course of the past five seasons. He also spent the second half of the 2017-18 season on loan at Fulham and played the full 90 minutes in the play-off final against us.

Welcome, Matt!

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