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Newcastle United: Paddy Kenny wowed by Matt Targett signing

Newcastle United: Paddy Kenny wowed by Matt Targett signing -Newcastle United News

Former Premier League goalkeeper Paddy Kenny has been left wowed by Newcastle United‘s signing of Matt Targett.

The Lowdown: £12m fee

After paying a £3m loan fee last season, the St. James’ Park outfit have signed Targett on a permanent deal from Aston Villa for a further £12m, costing £15m in total (Sky Sports).

The left-back did not miss a single minute under Eddie Howe, except of course when they played his parent club (Transfermarkt), and quickly became a fan favourite with the Toon Army, as 97.5% of polled supporters expressed their desire for him to stay.

The Latest: Kenny wowed

Speaking to Football Insider, Kenny was wowed by the news that it only cost £12m to sign Targett permanently, claiming that it is a ‘bargain’ and a ‘no brainer’:

“It’s a no brainer.

“He had a good spell there and £12million in this day and age is not a lot of money, is it?

“It gets the ball rolling on the summer business for Newcastle which is important.

“He did well when he was there and I think it’s a bargain if I’m honest.

“£12million for someone with over 100 Premier League appearances, that doesn’t happen.”

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The Verdict: Ball rolling

As Kenny claims, wrapping up the deal for Targett early gets the ball rolling for the North East club for the rest of the window.

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The wealthy owners will be expected to make more signings after him and strengthen in all areas of the pitch, but securing a reliable option in a previously troublesome position immediately solves one big problem.

They have recently been linked with moves for attackers Alvaro Morata and Roger Fernandes, as well as goalkeepers Yann Sommer and Nick Pope, so it will be interesting to see just how many players walk through the door on Tyneside.

In other news, find out transfer update has this NUFC podcaster buzzing here!

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