Aston Villa is delighted to announce the signing of Matt Targett from Southampton for an undisclosed fee.
The 23-year-old left back will join up with Dean Smith’s squad for the forthcoming Premier League season having made 21 appearances for Saints in all competitions last term.
A graduate of the Academy system at St Mary’s, Targett made his debut in August 2014 and went on to make 63 appearances and has also represented England at U21 level.
Head Coach Dean Smith said: "We're very pleased to have Matt join us. He's a player we have been looking at for a considerable amount of time.
"He fits our criteria of being a young player with experience of playing in the Premier League and having the potential to develop further. He will help make us a stronger defensive unit and we are all looking forward to working with him."