Matt Targett came through the youth system at Southampton, and the full-back has made 42 first-team appearances for the Saints in all competitions.
The 22-year-old actually appeared on 20 occasions during the 2015-16 season, but struggled for football during the 2016-17 campaign, and indeed in the first half of last term.
Targett moved to Fulham on loan during the January transfer window, and the former England Under-21 international played a key role in the Cottagers securing Premier League promotion.
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It has been suggested that Fulham want to sign Targett on a permanent deal having been impressed with his performances in the second half of last season.
Indeed, operating behind the excellent Ryan Sessegnon, Targett showed some excellent form.
The Southampton fans have been discussing his future on social media, and it seems that the majority want him to be given the chance to secure a first-team spot at St Mary’s next season.
But it remains to be seen whether the defender is in the plans of new boss Mark Hughes.
A selection of the Twitter reaction from the Southampton supporters, who have also recently commented on the future of Paco Alcacer, can be seen below:
? Fulham are reportedly set to launch a bid to sign Matty Targett.
— talkSAINTS (@talkSAINTS) June 11, 2018
Bright future, can easily get into the first team squad.
— Hemmels (@Hemmels) June 11, 2018
Not going anywhere
— Paul Silsbury (@PSilsbury) June 11, 2018
We need to strengthen the squad, not weaken it. There are players who should be offloaded, but Matt isn’t one of them. If we sell him we only have one LB at the club and we’d be making a PL competitor stronger in the process. #saintsfc
— Phil Gatrell (@STPJGUK) June 11, 2018
Have to keep! Quality player!
— Nathan marks (@Nathanmarks333) June 11, 2018
Nooo!! @Mattytargett you are a Saints player!
— Jo Tedd (@tedd_jo) June 11, 2018