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Aston Villa: Fans react to Matt Targett transfer rumour

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Aston Villa fans have flocked to Twitter to respond to the latest transfer rumour concerning Villa defender Matt Targett. 

This comes after Villa fan Twitter account @AVFCchats shared a post on their page relaying news originally posted in an article by 90min.

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The article claims that Targett has “been discussed by scouts at Stamford Bridge as a potential cut-price option this summer”.

This post then gathered a lot of replies from Villa fans who were keen to have their say on this latest news.

Here’s a sample of Villa fans responding to the post:

Would you be happy for Villa to sell Targett this summer?

Yes, if they make a profit

Yes, if they make a profit

No, the team needs him

No, the team needs him

The Englishman signed for the Birmingham club in the previous summer transfer window from fellow Premier League side Southampton for a fee of £13.95 million (per Transfermarkt). In his debut season at Villa Park, the full-back has managed to score two goals and provide two assists in 24 appearances across all competitions for Dean Smith’s side. His appearances in the Premier League have resulted in Targett being awarded a season rating of 6.89/10, making him the third-highest rated Villa player this year (per WhoScored). Now that news has emerged that Chelsea could make a move for the 24-year-old this summer, this has sparked a big debate on Twitter.

What do we think?

It seems that this rumour of Targett’s Villa Park exit has split these Villa fans with some hoping to see him stay at the club, whereas others wouldn’t be too bothered if he were to leave.

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