Southampton are on the verge of selling Matt Targett to Aston Villa, according to The Daily Echo.
The paper say that Saints have managed to negotiate a fee double what Villa originally wanted to pay for the player.
He is now expected to complete a medical and be unveiled at the Villans next week.
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The report suggests that the fee will now go towards funding a move for Che Adams from Birmingham City.
Considering Targett made just 13 Premier League starts last season, it’s quite the deal, especially if it can be used to secure an exciting talent such as Adams, who scored 22 goals in the Championship in 2018/19.
Ryan Bertrand is the first-choice pick in Targett’s position and with a youngster like Jake Vokins in reserve they can afford to let the 23-year-old leave.
Cashing in on homegrown talent is always a positive if they’re not going to make it at the club and Saints fans are understandably buoyant at the news of Targett’s sale.
These supporters have taken to Twitter to share their thoughts on it all…
No idea how the club have managed to sell Matt Targett for potentially more than we will spend on Che Adams. That is some accomplishment so fair play to them #saintsfc
— Harry Stokes (@HarryStokes_93) June 29, 2019
Matty targett out , Che Adams in great business from our club! #SaintsFC
— Coutinhojr30 (@coutinhojr30) June 29, 2019
— Nick (@WiltsSaint) June 29, 2019
If this is true, I am delighted!
— Andrew Williams (@AndrewW_London) June 29, 2019
Matt Targett for 17m… Villa have been done 🤣🤣 #SaintsFC
— Woody (@W00DNUTT) June 29, 2019
— Rob (@robIacey) June 29, 2019
So we’ve managed to do Targett out and Adams in pretty much straight up. Impressive stuff #saintsfc
— Ryan Taylor (@Ryan_SaintsFC) June 29, 2019
Selling Targett and using that money to fund the Che Adams deal is a cracking piece of business by Ralph. #saintsfc
— Connor Swain (@connor__swain) June 29, 2019