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Monday media watch [01.07.19]: Reaction as Matt Targett joins

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Monday media watch [01.07.19]: Reaction as Matt Targett joins

Express & Star: New signing Matt Targett joined Aston Villa because he’s convinced they’re a club going places under Dean Smith. Smith was delighted to capture the highly-rated 23-year-old, who he sees as a long-term investment for the future. And the England U21 international wants to help his new boss take Villa as far as they can go.

BBC Sport: Aston Villa have signed Southampton left-back Matt Targett for an undisclosed fee. Targett, 23, has ended a 15-year association with his boyhood club to join Dean Smith's Villa side, who were promoted to the Premier League in May. "Aston Villa is a club on the up, definitely. Dean, the gaffer, is building something special here," Targett told the club website.

TargettSigns2PremierLeague.com: Aston Villa have confirmed the signing of Matt Targett from Southampton. The 23-year-old left-back has moved to Villa for an undisclosed fee. Targett ends a 15-year stay at Southampton, having come through their academy and made 43 Premier League appearances for the club.

Four Four Two: Aston Villa have signed defender Matt Targett from Southampton, the Premier League clubs have announced. The move ends Targett’s 15-year association with his boyhood club having joined them at the age of eight.

Daily Mail: Aston Villa have confirmed Matt Targett as their fifth summer signing. Left-back Targett, 23, has joined newly-promoted Villa from Southampton.

TargettSigns5Sky Sports: Aston Villa have signed Southampton left-back Matt Targett for an undisclosed fee. The 23-year-old ends a 15-year association with his boyhood club as he completed a move on Monday. Targett becomes the fifth summer signing for Villa after permanent moves for Anwar El Ghazi, Kortney Hause, Jota and a club-record deal for striker Wesley from Club Brugge.

ITV Football: Aston Villa have signed defender Matt Targett from Southampton, the Premier League clubs have announced. The move ends Targett's 15-year association with his boyhood club having joined them at the age of eight.

Express & Star: Aston Villa have completed the signing of defender Matt Targett from Southampton for an initial £11m. The 23-year-old left-back will now join up with Dean Smith's squad ahead of their return to the Premier League. Smith was pleased to capture the England U21 international, who made 21 appearances for Saints last season.

*The extracts on this page are taken from various newspapers and media outlets. They do not necessarily reflect the views of Aston Villa.


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By @AVFCOfficial 1st July 2019