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Fulham defender Matt Targett open to staying

last updated Thursday 19th April 2018, 12:07 PM


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Fulham left-back Matt Targett says he would be open to a permanent move to Craven Cottage this summer.

The 22-year-old moved to west London on loan from Southampton in January and has been a permanent fixture in Slavisa Jokanovic’s side ever since.

With Southampton struggling five points from safety in the top flight, and Fulham pushing from a place in the Premier League, the full-back’s future will come into question this summer.

And while he insists the focus is on the Championship run-in, Targett admitted a permanent move to the club could be a possibility this summer.

"We'll have to see," he told Sky Sports. "Obviously Southampton aren't in the best position in the Premier League at the moment and I'm very happy here.

“I've done well here so far and I just want that to carry on, to push on and get Fulham back in the Premier League. We'll have to wait and see what happens in the summer for both Ryan and myself, potentially.

"It would certainly be an option, but it would be down to both clubs agreeing a fee. I haven't spoken to anyone at the club, so I'm fully focused on doing a job here at Fulham.”

The England Under-21 international’s arrival has also allowed PFA Player of the Year nominee Ryan Sessegnon to move further forward, and Targett says it’s a dream to play alongside the 17-year-old, and in a side which suits his style.

"You could say he's been pushed further forward since I've joined and he's got more freedom to attack where he's showed all his qualities, got all the goals and assists, but it's been very nice to play with someone so talented down the left," Targett added.

"How I play, I like to pass the ball, get it down, not smash it long all the time. I think it was the perfect club for me to come to, a club that has a perfect style to complement how I play.”



















Source Jack Rosser at Evening Standard
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