Newcastle In Pole Position To Sign England U21 International Left Back

TEAMtalk are reporting in an exclusive today that Newcastle are in talks with Southampton about signing England U21 international Matt Targett on loan for the season.

Targett stands 6ft tall and usually plays at left-back, but he can also play on the left wing and if we can get this lad into Newcastle he will definitely offer competition to Paul Dummett for the starting left-back place.

Targett has already played 40 times for the Southampton first team and has played 12 times for the England U21 side, so he’s a very good young player at just 21 years old.

England U21 international Matt Targett of Southampton

He made his debut for the Saints back in August 2014 in a League Cup second-round game at Millwall when he was just 17.

Ryan Bertrand and Sam McQueen are ahead of him at the south coast club and Southampton want him to get first team games out on loan this season.

He signed a new five-year deal earlier this month but the news from TEAMtalk is that Newcastle are firm favorites to sign him today.

We hope that’s true.

Matt was born in the Southampton suburb of Eastleigh and has been at the Saints since 2004 when he was just eight years old and he came through the famous Southampton Youth Academy.

It remains to be seen if Newcastle can agree to get an option to buy clause put in the loan deal – but we doubt it.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

237 comments so far

  • Lindisfarne

    Aug 31, 2017 at 8:59 AM

    Comment #1

    Das Boat story has not surfaced yet

  • Lindisfarne

    Aug 31, 2017 at 9:00 AM

    Comment #2

    ……still time for Charlie Austin

  • sing in the corner

    Aug 31, 2017 at 9:02 AM

    Comment #3

    Can someone please press the fast forward button til 11pm?
    This media wet dream is finally coming to its climax..
    My advice, for what it’s worth, is go out for the day. What will be will be.

    On Carroll, I can’t see it, and really hope it doesn’t happen.
    He will think he still deserves huge wages, West Ham will want 20mill plus..
    If there was ever a case for a pay-as-you-play type of deal, Andy is it.
    But there is no way he will do that, I wouldn’t have thought.
    It’s Charnley / Ashley’s move today, Rafa’s move tomorrow..

  • Toondog2

    Aug 31, 2017 at 9:03 AM

    Comment #4

    Talk of scraping the barrel though.

  • Markaccus

    Aug 31, 2017 at 9:04 AM

    Comment #5

    We have a target called targett?

  • Reilly

    Aug 31, 2017 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #6

    Great signing if it happens.

  • Mr Funk

    Aug 31, 2017 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #7

    Good option instead of Kenedy

  • Laurent Robert 32

    Aug 31, 2017 at 9:12 AM

    Comment #8

    At least it’s a potentially new Targett.

  • hibbit

    Aug 31, 2017 at 9:14 AM

    Comment #9

    its starting get ready for an exciting day

    i honestly believe Rafa has it sorted

  • Mr Funk

    Aug 31, 2017 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #10

    I really hope it is an exciting day

  • geordiemark

    Aug 31, 2017 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #11

    by 11 pm no one has signed, what is the net spend for this seasons transfer activity aye 15 million, do us a favour Ashley go and do one

  • welshgeordie9

    Aug 31, 2017 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #12


    Nothing’s going to happen, Rafa probably knew for weeks, it’s bull crap, so much for him saying who’s in and out, I’ve said it for a long time, we will go down if no big players come in, Mitrovic suspended, Gayle and perez haven’t done anything, it’s a joke, we are in trouble, when I had an argument with a few at the same time, saying there’s plenty of time, blah blah blah, I turned round and said come back to me when the window finishes, I know it’s not finished yet but nothing will happen.

  • Ron Knee

    Aug 31, 2017 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #13

    Keith Downie

    Dwight Gayle just arrived at the Newcastle training ground & realising he was 4 hours early did a U-turn and left. Afternoon training today!

  • john tudor

    Aug 31, 2017 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #14

    ooo welshie gets a heart

  • john tudor

    Aug 31, 2017 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #15

    no activity for us

  • Jib

    Aug 31, 2017 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #16

    Orestis Karnezis, Udinese’s Greek international goalkeeper , who Rafa really rates, looks like he’s going to Watford.
    No surprise there – his agent said that weeks ago – and of course both clubs are owned by the Pozzo family.
    However the clubs thinking on Freddie Woodman may have altered as he seems to be coming on by leaps and bounds.
    His story is remarkably close to that of Pepe Reina.
    Both sons of goalkeepers.
    PR was playing the odd game for Barcelona first team in his late teens and by the time he was Freddie’s age was first choice goalie for Villareal.
    We may just have a jewel on our hands.

  • Ciaran

    Aug 31, 2017 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #17

    Surely neither Mitro nor Gayle will be allowed to leave until we’ve secured a replacement. Surely?

  • hibbit

    Aug 31, 2017 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #18

    just got hope you have it wrong and by 11pm Rafa has players though the door which i believe will happen

  • welshgeordie9

    Aug 31, 2017 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #19

    John Tudor

    I’m just saying it like it is.

  • Spoof

    Aug 31, 2017 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #20

    Colback now being linked with Sunderland.

    We keep hearing about how we have to get rid of players before we can sign any, why is that, we’ve only signed 6, 5 in reality because Atsu was here last season and we must have got rid of 15/16 or so players, surely even without getting rid of any more we still have roon to accomodate another 2/3 players.

  • welshgeordie9

    Aug 31, 2017 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #21

    Going to be a long season.

  • Ginger Pirlo

    Aug 31, 2017 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #22

    New poster here, hope for a few deals come through today but doubt it known Ashley

  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 31, 2017 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #23

    Ins n outs Spoof
    The current transfer window closes at 11pm tonight, here’s a recap of what Toon-related business has been completed so far:

    Christian Atsu bought
    Florian Lejeune bought
    Jacob Murphy bought
    Javier Manquillo bought
    Mikel Merino loaned (with option to buy)
    Joselu bought

    Vurnon Anita released
    Sammy Ameobi released
    Yoan Gouffran released
    Haris Vuckic released
    Lubo Satka released
    Florian Thauvin sold
    Kevin Mbabu sold
    Matz Sels loaned
    Adam Armstrong loaned
    Daryl Murphy sold
    Ivan Toney loaned
    Emmanuel Riviere released
    Siem De Jong sold
    Grant Hanley sold

  • Jib

    Aug 31, 2017 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #24

    Colback is thinking about a return to Sunderland !!!!!!!

  • lesh

    Aug 31, 2017 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #25

    Ciaran @17

    Remember Andy Carroll? Common sense goes out the window where Ashley’s concerned. What a shambles

  • optimistic prime

    Aug 31, 2017 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #26


    Get over yourself you clown

    You said we won’t sign anyone this window, wrong
    You said you hoped we didn’t sign anyone, dick
    You said we’d get relegated without a big signing, BS

    A broken watch is right twice a day and you throw so much BS some of its bound to stick!

  • hibbit

    Aug 31, 2017 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #27

    it suites your agenda to spout your usual verbal diarrhea ,
    that’s your WUM opinion and that’s fine but by 11pm you will be proved wrong and the WUM you undoubtedly are

  • Ginger Pirlo

    Aug 31, 2017 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #28

    Let colback go and bring in someone like denis praet

  • jezza442

    Aug 31, 2017 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #29

    jota having medical at brum 6m.unbelievable!

  • welshgeordie9

    Aug 31, 2017 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #30

    might as well give gamez and haidara a chance now.

  • john tudor

    Aug 31, 2017 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #31

    get arma back or settle for herdman

  • Jib

    Aug 31, 2017 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #32

    Sorry Spoof

  • Krul To Be Kind

    Aug 31, 2017 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #33

    I was reading this morning that Bojan is up for grabs… Perfect for our #10 vacancy and another Spaniard fluent in English and accustomed to the English game. I’d have him in a heartbeat!

  • RUNAWAY777

    Aug 31, 2017 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #34

    Hibbit hes f@cked us over again we will never learn glade iam away soon ashley and penfold have got the money from the season tickets sale again job done 50.000 mugs fell for it again me too but this season is the last for me as soon as the window shut and no players arrive my season ticket will be cancelled no more money out of my bank so hibbit if you are still dreaming good bro its time to wake up.

  • gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola)

    Aug 31, 2017 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #35

    Wow scraping the barrel further than ever. Rafa will leave in Jan.

  • welshgeordie9

    Aug 31, 2017 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #36

    how the frig am i a wum, when everyone knows on here nothing will happen, have you got pardews specs on.

  • Ciaran

    Aug 31, 2017 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #37

    The difference between a relegation scrap and mid-table mediocrity is Rafa Benitez. Regardless of how today goes down Rafa Benitez has been well and truly ticked off with how Ashley conducts transfer business and as a result of that is no longer viewing our club as a long-term option.

    Let that sink in for a second.

    A man who has won La Liga titles, Champions League titles, a regular top 4 in the Premier League and has even managed one of the biggest clubs in world football wants to stay at Newcastle United, but due to the actions of Mike Ashley is no longer willing to embark on a long-term project here.

    Had Mike Ashley chosen to change the way he runs the club and actually allow Rafa to pursue his targets to bolster the squad, not only would we have had a much stronger squad capable of challenging in the top half, but we would have had a world-class manager who was happy in his job.

    As it stands, our squad is marginally better but our manager is significantly more pissed off and I can’t see him being here this time next year.

  • Ginger Pirlo

    Aug 31, 2017 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #38

    Krul To Be Kind
    Could happen with bojan like as Rafa did say the players he’s after haven’t been linked yet. Target would be a great signing if we can get him through the door

  • welshgeordie9

    Aug 31, 2017 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #39


    Shut up and do some cleaning.

  • welshgeordie9

    Aug 31, 2017 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #40

    I said decent signings, not 3rd or 4th choice.

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