A crucial area for improvement ahead of a return to the Premier League for Aston Villa will be in defence.
After seeing Tyrone Mings, Kortney Hause and Axel Tuanzebe all return to their parent clubs, bringing in defensive bodies was always going to be a priority.
Although they rarely played, the likes of Alan Hutton, Tommy Elphick, Micah Richards and Ritchie De Laet also being released meant extra reinforcements were required.
And in Matt Targett they may well have found someone capable of bolstering their ranks in the top-flight.
The Sun claim that the Villans are eyeing a £10m bid for the left back with Dean Smith viewing him as their top priority for that area of the pitch.
Taking to Twitter to react to the news, fans of the club were buzzing at the idea of him arriving.
One supporter claimed he’d be an upgrade on Neil Taylor whilst another suggested it would be addressing a real problem area.
A further fan said that he fits the profile perfectly, expressing that the 23-year-old had bags of potential. One member of the Villa Park faithful revealed they’d happily pay double the £10m fee that’s been reported.
Targett only found himself a bit part of the Southampton side last season. He started just 13 times in the Premier League but showed impressive strides in the final third by claiming three assists.
Here’s the best of the discussion.
That’s a good signing for sure! Much better than Taylor
— Archie Davies (@adaviesavfc) June 12, 2019
Very good singing we should pull the deal off and start him at left back
— jack (@jack84876555) June 12, 2019
— alberto spaziante (@ASpaziante) June 12, 2019
Should get him his a good LB
— OsamaNajib19AVFC (@ONajib18) June 12, 2019
— Matt (@MainManMiIe) June 12, 2019
I would happily pay double that. He is quality.
— Captain Grealish. (@10Grealish) June 12, 2019
#AVFC Matt Targett – if true, good, versatile and an upgrade on Taylor.
— TheGolfVillan (@TheGolfVillan) June 12, 2019
Apparently #AVFC are in for Targett, would be a good signing that, addressing a real problem area!
— Phil Roberts (@iamVilla) June 12, 2019
I’d be very happy with Matt Targett as our left back signing. Young, talented, bags of potential with pl experience, fits the profile perfectly and not exactly breaking the bank at £10million #avfc
— Jike McGriff (@ingreenskies) June 12, 2019
— Cole – TalkAstonVilla (@TalkAstonVilla) June 12, 2019