Newcastle are said to be preparing to secure their first signing of the summer transfer window, and agree a permanent deal on loan to current Aston Villa, Matt Targett, according to daily Mail.
The Magpies are expected to complete a £15m deal to secure the full-back on a permanent basis upon completion of their loan spell at St James’s Park, making it their first addition ahead of the 2022/23 campaign.
The 26-year-old has made 26 league appearances this season and will put coach Eddie Howe’s mind at ease regarding his left-back position next season.
When Targett arrives at St James’s Park Howe tell NUFC.co.uk“We’ve gone into this transfer window with a plan to add tough competition in certain areas of the squad and Matt would be a great option for us on the left.
“He has significant experience and know-how in the Premier League at this level, so I’m really happy that we were able to add him to the squad.”
Targett is likely to be the first of many discounts and extras in this summer transfer window for Newcastle, who is once again looking to overhaul his team and splash money on newcomers, as he takes on the likes of Miguel Almiron axe as Newcastle looks to monetize and create team space. in summer.
Newcastle have been in good shape since the club’s financial takeover and Eddie Howe takeover, which has pushed the club away from a looming relegation since the end of January, a window that has seen the club bring in big financial deals, Chris Wood and Bruno Guimarães. The club will likely be looking to build on that form and get started next season, and with their financial support, finishing the top half could be essential for Eddie Howe’s men.