Telegraph writer Sam Wallace has confirmed via Twitter that Aston Villa have agreed a deal with Southampton for English left-back Matthew Targett.
This is what he has just tweeted:
Southampton and Aston Villa have agreed a £14m fee for Matt Targett, rising to £17m including add-ons. Expect the deal for the left-back to go through this weekend. Good business for Saints; solid long term investment for AVFC
— Sam Wallace (@SamWallaceTel) June 29, 2019
Yesterday there were reports that Aston Villa had in fact made a bid and it looks like the bid has been accepted by Southampton
We have been linked with Matt Targett for over two years since Rafa Benitez tried to get him on loan in 2017.
This is the second reported target of ours that Aston Villa have signed this summer. Earlier this month, they signed Brazilian striker Wesley Moraes from Club Brugge for £22.5m.
As is the usual case with Newcastle, the clubs around us are making big signings while Newcastle dawdle about. This year, however, it is even worse as it looks likely no manager will be on board until at least July 17.
We don’t know if this will stall all transfer activity until the appointment of a new manager because this club is not run like proper clubs.
Newcastle could well be working on transfers we suppose since the next manager is likely not to have much of a say in any case.
Though they are likely not working on anything at all. Newcastle United is just “meh football club” to Mike Ashley who couldn’t really be bothered after all.