Latest Southampton academy graduate pens long-term deal

first_img Southampton defender Matt Targett Matt Targett, the latest left-back off Southampton’s production line, has penned a five-year deal with his boyhood club.The 19-year-old has impressed since breaking into the first team this season, with his debut coming in August’s Capital One Cup victory over Championship outfit Millwall.Targett has been rewarded with a new deal until 2019 at a club which has seen Gareth Bale, and Luke Shaw flourish after being given a chance at left-back.“Being a Southampton supporter, it means a lot more to be staying at the club because it’s where I want to spend my career,” Targett told Southampton’s official YouTube channel.“I want to get into the first team and to keep progressing by playing week-in week-out.“Ryan Bertrand is doing a great job this season and has made that left-back spot his own, so I just need to keep working hard in training to keep pushing him.” 1last_img

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