Date: 13th June 2018 at 9:00am
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22-year-old fullback Matt Targett’s loan spell out at Championship side Fulham in 2017/18 certainly became productive for both parties but Southampton may have given themselves a problem this summer based on his performances for the Cottagers.

Having headed out to Craven Cottage in January on a half-season loan spell, our youngster made 20 starting appearances with a further showing from the bench and returned one goal as they lifted themselves into third place in the Championship table and went on to secure promotion back to the Premier League via the Play-Off Final and victory over Aston Villa.

Since his loan expired there have been plenty of reports linking Fulham with a permanent interest in him but there haven’t been any contract details to work from. The general consensus seems to be Targett would be open to a move as he got the greater game time he was hoping to get from the loan.


For many fans though, even acknowledging his desire to get greater game time, he’s very much considered one for the future and another product of our Academy, so they either want to see defence rejigged to accommodate him in advance of him becoming our first pick. If that means a full season away from us for another loan, simply so be it.


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