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Fulham complete Targett loan deal

last updated Monday 22nd January 2018, 10:34 AM


Fulham Football Club


Matt Targett
Matt Targett
Position Defender
P.O.B. Eastleigh,
England
D.O.B 18/09/95
Height 6' 00
Club Southampton
His Wiki page
Southampton defender Matt Targett has moved to Fulham on loan until the end of the season.

The left-back has played just two games for Saints this season and the club knew it was important for the 22-year-old's development to play regular football.

With Sam McQueen providing cover for Ryan Bertrand at left-back at St Mary's, Targett has been allowed to move to Craven Cottage to get some games under his belt.

He'll link up with the Fulham, who are seventh in the table, one point behind the play-off places. as they look to secure a play-off spot.

Fulham FC statement
The Club is delighted to announce the signing of Matt Targett on loan from Southampton.

The 22-year-old left-back, who was on the bench for the Saints in our recent Emirates FA Cup meeting, will remain at Craven Cottage for the rest of the 2017/18 campaign.

Targett joined Southampton’s Academy at the age of eight, which was then led by Fulham’s current Academy Director Huw Jennings.

After progressing through the ranks, he was given a first team opportunity following Luke Shaw’s move to Manchester United, and made his debut in the League Cup against Millwall in August 2014.

His Premier League bow wasn’t far away, with the youngster coming on as a substitute in a win over Queens Park Rangers a month later.

Targett’s first top flight start arrived in a 1-1 draw with Chelsea in December 2014, and he ended his maiden campaign with 12 senior appearances to his name.

The following two seasons saw him continue his progression at St Mary’s, and he now has 42 games under his belt across the Premier League, FA Cup, League Cup, and Europa League.

Targett was first capped by England at Under-19 level, and went on to captain the Under-20 side. Recognition at Under-21 level followed, and he was a member of the squad at the 2015 European Championship.

“I’m really happy to be here,” Targett told fulhamfc.com. “I am looking forward to helping the side push on to the Play-Offs.

“One of the main reasons I joined is that Club is in a great place at the moment and the results have been fantastic. I can’t wait to be a part of that.

“I am very excited to make my Fulham debut and the most important thing is that we pick up the three points when I do.”

Tony Khan added: "Matt is a talented young player, and he will be an exciting addition to our squad.

“He brings Premier League experience with him, and we feel that he can be a valuable contributor to our team as we continue to push for promotion.”























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