Newcastle United have completed the permanent signing of full back, Matt Target from Aston Villa
The 20 year old English player bec;omes NUFC’s first signings of the 2022 summer transfer window, signing a four year deal with the Magpies after a successful loan spell at Newcastle United.
Matt Targett initially joined Newcastle United on loan from Aston Villa in January, who had impressed Eddie Howe during his 16 appearances for the club as they secured an 11th-placed finish in the Premier League.
The Eastleigh-born left back began his career at Southampton – where he played 63 times, scoring once – and spent time out on loan at Fulham, where he won promotion from the Championship into the Premier League in 2018.
He joined Villa permanently in July 2019 and won the club’s players’ player of the season award after starting all 38 top flight games in 2020/21, before spending the second half of the following campaign on loan at Newcastle.United.
St James’ is my permanent home Over the moon to have signed for @NUFC. Was tough coming straight into a relegation battle but I’ve had the best time these last few months. Can’t wait to start pre-season with boys Howay the Toon pic.twitter.com/GnHpaEByTC— Matt Targett (@Mattytargett) June 8, 2022
“I’m absolutely delighted to sign a four-year contract with this club,” said Targett. “For me, it was an easy decision to make the loan permanent after the welcome I had from my fellow players, the staff, the supporters and the owners so I’m really happy to be here.”He said
Head coach Howe added: “Matt had a fantastic impact after joining on loan in January and made a big contribution to some excellent team performances.
“He is a great lad and a top professional who undoubtedly makes us stronger so I’m delighted he sees his future here.”The Head Coach, Eddie Howe added