Good news early in the final day of the transfer, with an agreement being reached with Aston Villa to have former target – Matt Targett – on loan at Newcastle for the rest of the season.
The Athletic are reporting this today, along with many other outlets.
We were after Targett a few years ago, and he is a very good left-back with lots of Premier League experience, who should further strengthen our defense for the 17 game run-in this season.
After Villa signed Lucas Digne from Everton once Steven Gerrard became Villa’s manager, Targett became second choice at Villa.
When that happened, Newcastle became interested again in signing the very dependable left-back.
With Trippier signed and Dan Burn about to be announced, this will make three back-four players signed in this window.
That’s in addition to defensive midfielder Bruno Guimaraes, who will also help out in front of the two center-backs.
And Fabrizio Romano is reporting Targett is having his medical right now.
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 31, 2022
Targett will be the 5th signing of the window if all goes well today, and we expect at least one more player to be brought in today.
The Athletic are also reporting that “Newcastle are also hopeful of acquiring Reims forward Hugo Ekitike before the window closes.”
And late news that Newcastle have reached an agreement on the fee for Ekitike.
So this is a good start to the final day of this transfer window, which has been the best January transfer window for Newcastle for decades.
It’s all happening at the moment!
Here’s Targett arriving for his medical at Benton.
— Keith Downie (@SkySports_Keith) January 31, 2022
What do you think?