Aston Villa

Aston Villa must strengthen at the back by signing Matt Targett

Aston Villa must strengthen at the back by signing Matt Targett

Aston Villa are now without a manager and seemingly without a plan of just how this strong squad will gain promotion back to the Premier League this season.

Things have escalated very quickly with Aston Villa in recent weeks and it all seems to be very negative. With a talented bunch of players and a great set of fans, the focus should, more importantly, be diverted to helping the players be successful on the pitch.

With the January transfer window already just a few months away, Aston Villa should continue delving into the market once again in search for a left-back like Southampton’s Matt Targett.

Targett, (who is valued at £6.3 million on Transfermarkt) was a massively important player for Fulham during their promotion to the Premier League last season when they beat Aston Villa in the play-off final.

Although some fans may still be bitter, they cannot hide the fact that the left-back is a much-needed addition at Villa Park and one that would help stabilise things in defence.

The 23-year-old played 21 times for Fulham last season, including when he helped keep a clean-sheet in the play-off final. With the ability to play as a left-back or further forward as a left-midfielder, the strenuous run of Championship fixtures could be made a lot easier with another wide player at Villa Park.

Neil Taylor is currently absent meaning Alan Hutton has filled the void but for a team chasing a top-flight return, what better way to try and do so than by signing a player who has experienced just that already?

Would Targett be a good signing… Let us know!

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