By Pete O’Rourke

Matt Targett is set to undergo an Aston Villa medical as he finalises a move from Southampton worth up to £17million, Football Insider understands.

The Midlands giants have fended off competition from rival Premier League clubs to reach an agreement over the transfer of the 23-year-old this summer.

A Villa source has told Football Insider that the club have agreed to pay an initial £14million rising to a potential £17million for the Saints’ second choice left-back.


Targett is in line to complete the formalities of the move by undergoing medical tests and putting pen to paper on a long-term contract.

It is another mega-money signing from newly-promoted Villa, who have already paid a club-record £22million to land striker Wesley Moraes from Club Brugge.

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Football Insider revealed earlier this month that the Midlands outfit had set their sights on Targett and his teammate Charlie Austin as they looked to strengthen at left-back and up front.

He played second fiddle to England international Ryan Bertrand at Southampton last season, making 13 Premier League starts among 21 appearances in all competitions.

Targett is a Saints academy product who spent the second half of the 2017-18 campaign on loan at Fulham.

In other Aston Villa news, it can be REVEALED that the club have made a move to sign a newly-available Premier League striker with great scoring record.