Southampton have agreed to sell full-back Matt Targett to Aston Villa this summer in a deal worth an initial £14million. 

Targett made 16 appearances for Saints last season in the Premier League, and scored his first goal for the club in an entertaining 3-3 draw with Bournemouth.

However that looks set to be his one and only goal for Saints, as according to Sam Wallace of The Telegraph, Villa have agreed a fee of £14million for the 23-year-old.

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Villa have beaten the likes of Newcastle United and Leicester City in the race for Targett, while Fulham were also keen on the full-back following his impressive loan spell with the Cottagers in the 2017/18 campaign. 

Saints will now be looking to strengthen their options at left-back, with Ryan Bertrand the only recognised option. 


Four replacements for Targett