Matt Targett Joins Newcastle United on Loan

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Newcastle United have confirmed the signing of wide man Matt Targett on a loan deal from Aston Villa. Newcastle have been making moves throughout this transfer window, having added a number of talented players to their lineup including Bruno Guimaraes. Matt Targett is a left-back naturally who may fill in at left wing-back when needed. Targett will wear the number 13 shirt for Newcastle.

Matt Targett Completes Move From Aston Villa to Newcastle

Premier League Experience

One of the major positives for signing a player like Matt Targett is the Premier League experience he brings to the table. Originally coming through Southampton’s academy system he failed to fully break through until a loan spell at Fulham saw Southampton make use of his talents.

After being promoted Aston Villa bought Targett from Southampton and he has been a mainstay ever since, even playing in every single Premier League game for the team in the 2020/21 season.  In the club’s announcement, manager Eddie Howe mentioned this experience specifically:

“He has important Premier League experience and know-how at this level, so I’m really pleased we’ve been able to add him to the squad”

With over a hundred Premier League appearances to his name Matt Targett is a smart signing for Newcastle who should be able to battle his way into the starting lineup and push them to success.

Newcastle’s Strong Window

Matt Targett is another strong signing from Newcastle who made some promising moves in this window. Former Tottenham Hotspur man Kieran Trippier was signed from Atletico Madrid, former Burnley marksman Chris Wood joined the team to inject a goalscoring touch to the team, and there was the eye-catching signing of Bruno Guimaraes. Newcastle have added a number of talented players with high-level experience as they aim to battle their way out of the relegation zone this season.

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