, Fulham weighing up move for Aston Villa’s Matt Targett

Fulham weighing up move for Aston Villa’s Matt Targett

Fulham are weighing up a £15million summer move for Aston Villa left-back Matt Targett, with Newcastle United looking unlikely to pursue a permanent move for the loan man.

Targett, 26, is currently on loan at Newcastle United from Aston Villa. The Englishman made the switch in January and has since made seven Premier League appearances for Eddie Howe’s side.

Recent reports have suggested that Newcastle will not be pursuing a permanent swoop for Targett however, who is said to be valued at around £15million.

But Championship leaders Fulham are being credited with an interest (via TEAMtalk) ahead of their inevitable Premier League return this season, with the London club said to have already made enquires for the Villa full-back.

Fulham boss Marco Silva has Joe Bryan and Antonee Robinson at left-back. But neither have shone in the Premier League before and so a mini squad overhaul looks to be on the cards at Craven Cottage should they earn promotion this season.

On Targett…

Fulham have spent money in the past, but it wasn’t very wisely. Upon their earlier promotion to the Premier League they spent over £10million on the likes of Jean Michael Seri, Andre-Drank Zambo Anguissa and more, but with Silva at the helm there seems to be a much different feeling about the club.

The Londoners look a much more solidified unit on the pitch. Scott Parker previously dragged Fulham across the line to promotion whereas Silva’s side have never looked in doubt, and the transfer rumours emerging ahead of the summer suggest that they could become a Premier League side for years to come.

Neco Williams is wanted on a permanent transfer, and Targett is now a target. It bodes well for Fulham fans but the job is not yet done – up next for them is a trip to west London neighbours QPR.

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