The deal taking Southampton defender Matt Targett to Aston Villa was completed today, according to https://www.avfc.co.uk/
The deal is believed to be an initial £11million, with the fee possibly raising to £17million with add-ons.
Earlier in the month, The Daily Mail reported, Ryan Bertrand could be leaving the club amidst interest from Inter and Atletico Madrid. It was believed Targett would then be given more opportunities in the first-team, however, those plans appear to have changed.
Targett is a product of the Saints academy, and supporters do not usually like waving goodbye to ‘one of their own.’
However, judging by fans reactions on Twitter, it is not the case on this occasion. The supporters see the deal as good business.
It would seem fans are happy about selling the player, especially at that price and took to Twitter to share their reactions to the news…
Deal of 14M rising to 17M done in last 24 hours
Medical still to take place – should be a formality
Ralph looking to bolster squad defensively in transfer market
He does like Saints academy LB Jake Vokins – may blood him in pre-season
— Adam Blackmore (@AdamBlackmore) June 29, 2019
Good money for an average player. Reinvest and move on
— Dan Lowe (@danlowe666) June 29, 2019
Great deal all round if you ask me. Any update on Che, Adam?
— Nick (@WiltsSaint) June 29, 2019
Blooming good deal that hope Austin is next to go.
— Lisa Vickers⚽???? (@lisasaintsfcfan) June 29, 2019
Targett isn’t worth £14 million let alone £17 million but happy to take that. Get tierney in from Celtic to compete with Bertrand at LB and keep Cedric and full backs wise we’ll be ok
Still in hope that’s the case as well as another centre back and striker Adam ????
— Sammy B (@sammysfcb) June 29, 2019
That’s a very good deal for a back up player after all. More money for Ralph to spend wisely ????????
— Lee Curtis (@beatlesaint) June 29, 2019
Decent deal as long as Bert stays fit
— Tim (@Saintim58) June 29, 2019
Great deal if we can reinvest the money to a striker like Adams for a couple of million extra #SaintsFC
— Sfcbows???? (@Sfcbows) June 29, 2019
Good business by Southampton, he’s a very limited player…
— Chris (@cj_garrett) June 29, 2019
Good amount of money to be spent elsewhere, pretty happy with that
— David Lawless (@DavidRLawless) June 29, 2019