Targett-ed

Aston Villas was reportedly finding a new left-back on a new Targett.

The Sun claims Dean Smith wants to get Matt Targett from Southampton into the club to improve his defense.


They say that the 23-year-old is Smith's first choice to challenge Neil Taylor on the left side of Villa, and that they will offer £ 10 million.

Targett, who was close to returning to Fulham this year, has played 21 games for the Saints this season and has played 13 Premier League games.

After going through the system at St. Mary's, he performed 63 times and had three years left to his present contract.

Green light

Southampton defender Matt Targett is reportedly leaving the club this summer.

The sun has claimed that Dean Smith looks at the 23-year-old to bolster the defense of Aston Villa

It is reported that Villa is preparing a £ 10m bid for the defender, who was a member of Fulham's team and defeated her at Wembley in 2018.

Now, Football Insider has suggested that Saints boss Ralph Hasenhuttl prepare to leave eight older players, including Targett, in the current window.

The Austrian wants to put his mark on a saint team, which he helped to stay in the top league after arriving at the end of last year.

Targett is the second choice behind Ryan Bertrand and the Southampton boss could be keen to make money as long as there is a clear interest.

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Another name in the frame

Aston Villa has been reported to have spurred interest in Cordoba star Andrés Martín alongside a number of La Liga clubs in Spain.

Website Cordopolis claims that the 19-year-old is on the radar of Villa, but also of Barcelona, ​​Real Madrid, Rayo Vallecano and the German Eintracht Frankfurt.

However, the only tangible offer comes from Seville, which has offered up to 2 million euros for a player who was successful in a first season in the Segunda Division.

The teenager scored six goals and four assists in 29 games – although Cordoba had relegated and now has to cash in – the report claims he can withstand 3 million euros.

Martín is under contract until 2022 and Barca, Sevilla and Real want to get him into their youth departments.

England is calling

Arsenal legend Ray Parlour claimed that the skipper of Aston Villa, Jack Grealish, has an advantage over Phil Foden of Manchester City in the race for a job in England.

Since the departure of Gareth Southgate's team from the Netherlands last Thursday, there has been much talk about how the midfield can be refreshed.

Southgate started midfield with Fabian Delph, Declan Rice and Ross Barkley during their 3-1 loss to the Dutch, which many have criticized.

A number of reports indicated that Grealish is about to make its first international appearance, which could take place in the next round of Euro 2020 qualifying in September.

City youngster Foden is also widely used to be included in Southgate's next squad, but Parlor has told talkSPORT that Grealish's first team experience should lead to his ousting Foden.

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Transfer at the latest

Aston Villa is not closer to signing Tyrone Mings – but stay confident they will eventually get their man.

The red wine and the blues are now weighing up a respectful opening offer for the defender of Bournemouth, who is seeking a permanent move to the Midlands.

Mings enjoyed his time in B6 last season and would like to continue playing in the heart of defense after a change from the left-back.

Villa is expected to provide around £ 15 million for his services and hope the cherries will allow him to join him.

Boss Dean Smith wants to complete the deal before players return to training in the first week of July.

However, it is anticipated that it may take a long time for the deal to complete.

The hunt for a new keeper of choice also continues.

The interest in Jack Butland remains, but the persecution of Neil Etheridge from Cardiff City is far from over.

With Stoke City claiming more than £ 25 million for Butland, Villa could still opt for the cheaper option, even though the Bluebirds charge a high fee for their stoppers.

The responsible men

Wes Edens – the man Aston Villa fans have thanked for saving their club along with business partner Nassef Sawiris – remains very dear to the wine-red and blue believers.

The American co-owner is regularly seen with B6 articles in his home country and recently conducted an interview in the colors of the villa.

Edens, a 57-year-old billionaire, took part in the play-off final victory over Derby County at Wembley and then revealed his plans for the future.

"We want to build one of the best clubs in the world. This is an important step in this direction. It's just so exciting, "he said.

Eden, the co-owner of Milwaukee Bucks, was almost twice as pleased with his sports teams, but the basketball outfit was surpassed by Toronto Raptors in the NBA play-offs.

Away from the sport, he continues to make smart business decisions as co-founder of the Fortress Investment Group, the private equity and hedge fund firm.

* Shudder *

The date was May 15, 2016.

Venue was the Emirates Stadium in the north of London.

This was the last day of Aston Villas' long-stay in the top flight and ended with Arsenal beating the sad Villans 4-0.

A hat-trick by Olivier Giroud and a strike by Mark Bunn made Villa a whimpering end in the Premier League.

Three years later, the burgundy and blue believers have a completely different relationship with their football team.

Most fans are close to their first top game since that day and have a real affinity to Dean Smith's advertising heroes.

But a picture of this page led by Eric Black surfaced on social media and it bought all the horrible memories that flowed back … (Sorry!)

Here are some of the best answers to the terrible memory

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