Lots of Southampton fans have taken to Twitter to voice their opinions over reports from TEAMtalk which say Arsenal and Liverpool have both made enquiries for Matt Targett, with 90min also repoting on the latter’s interest.
Targett, 23, played 16 times in the Premier League for Saints last year where he provided one goal and three assists.
However, the Englishman is still largely Ralph Hasenhuttl’s second choice left-back and so Saints may be prepared to let him go for the right price.
Aston Villa, Fulham, Newcastle and Leicester have all spoken to the club about the potential for a deal as per TEAMtalk, but Liverpool and Arsenal would appear to be the most attractive propositions for the full-back unless he wants guaranteed first-team football.
The majority of Saints fans appear to support the decision to sell Targett given he has yet been unable to hold down a place in Southampton’s first XI.
But some others are fed up of the club’s players being cherry-picked by Liverpool in particular, as in recent years Liverpool have signed Nathaniel Clyne, Dejan Lovren, Sadio Mane, Adam Lallana, Rickie Lambert and Virgil van Dijk.
Here is some of the reaction…
On the face of it it looks crazy but he’s a solid back up and Liverpool need one. Still young and could improve under klopp. Would be a good move for Matty If he’s not fussed about playing week in week out. I’d take £15 million.
— Ewan Campbell (@EwanCampbell1NI) June 17, 2019
Amazes me all this interest in Matty Targett
The fella is absolutely dog
Should be lucky to get into a league 1 team #saintsfc
— RJ Daley (@RJn00b) June 17, 2019
#saintsfc supposed willingness to sell Targett makes no sense to me. At only 23 he’s proven good competition for Bertrand, who is still our 1st choice LB yes, but is nearly 30.Targett is the natural replacement. If we sold to Liverpool or Arsenal he’ll play less than he does now.
— David Warner (@DavidWarner23) June 17, 2019
For the record, I think Targett is a good player, our best crosser of the ball from open play and we should keep him #SaintsFC
— Joe Ⓥ (@floppy_donkeys) June 17, 2019
Apparently Liverpool have made an enquiry about Matt Targett and are interested in signing Alex McCarthy as their new back-up goalkeeper.
What a shocking turn of events to see Liverpool interested in #SaintsFC players…
— JDeleay (@JDeleay) June 17, 2019
— Andrew (@andrew_h2k19) June 17, 2019
Not that I believe that for one minute but who cares… he’s not even good enough for us ????
— Mike Newth (@MikeNewth) June 17, 2019
Not for some time! They can have McCarthy but I think Targett can progress under Ralph
— Jamie (@Too_Jazzee) June 17, 2019