Yes please: Aston Villa fans excited over possible Matt Targett deal

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.

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