Southampton offload Targett to Fulham on loan, fans react

Southampton announced a piece of transfer news this morning, but it was probably not quite what the fans were hoping for.

The Saints’ fanbase have been desperate for the club to bring in some new faces to help stave off relegation from the Premier League.

At the moment, Mauricio Pellegrino’s men sit inside the bottom three, one point from safety following Sunday’s 1-1 draw with Tottenham Hotspur at St Mary’s.

The club pocketed a figure thought to be around Β£75m for Virgil van Dijk when they sold the defender to Liverpool earlier this month, but that cash is yet to be spent on new players.

Today, the coastal outfit announced a transfer, but it was an outgoing rather than an arrival.

Matt Targett has moved to Fulham on loan until the end of the season.

The 22-year-old will drop down to the Championship to gain some regular game time having started just two league matches for Southampton this season.

Fans tweeted their reaction to the news when it was announced.