Aston Villa fans have flocked to Twitter to respond to the latest transfer rumour concerning Villa defender Matt Targett.
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:
According to reports, Chelsea are lining up a shock move for Matt Targett if they fail with their other targets.
— AVFCchats ??? (@AVFCchats) April 11, 2020
Been amazing this season
— L1PMN Reece (@C_Hourihane_14) April 11, 2020
25 million and bring back amavi
— Jake Alberice (@JakeAlberice) April 11, 2020
If we make a profit then yes. That’s the whole point of last summers transfer policy. Buy players that will improve in value, sell at a profit, ease the FFP issues. We’re be doing so for a couple more years I guess.
— Chris Cottrell (@cicottrell) April 11, 2020
— Ethan Woodward (@ethanwoody123) April 11, 2020
Would you be happy for Villa to sell Targett this summer?
Yes, if they make a profit
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.
so long as we get a good price why not!
— Tony (@Tony89405449) April 11, 2020
With our defensive record? Really?
— John Joyce (@villa_pogue) April 11, 2020
I’ll drive him to London
— Todd Kershaw (@ToddKershaw1) April 11, 2020
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.