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Matt Targett: Newcastle loan Aston Villa left-back until end of season

The 26-year-old left-back is Newcastle's fourth arrival of the January transfer window alongside Kieran Trippier, Chris Wood and Bruno Guimaraes; Newcastle also on the verge of signing Brighton defender Dan Burn

Matt Targett
Image: Matt Targett has signed for Newcastle on loan until the end of the season

Newcastle have signed Aston Villa left-back Matt Targett on loan until the end of the season.

The 26-year-old left-back is Newcastle's fourth arrival of the January transfer window alongside Kieran Trippier, Chris Wood and Bruno Guimaraes.

Targett told the club's website: "I'm delighted to be here. I can't wait to get going and meet all the fans and hopefully we can have a successful end to the season.

"My family have friends here and they've always said it's a football-mad city, so to experience it and be part of it - I'm really looking forward to it."

Manager Eddie Howe said: "We have gone into this transfer window with a plan to add strong competition in specific areas of the team and Matt will be a fantastic option for us on the left.

"He has important Premier League experience and know-how at this level, so I'm really pleased we've been able to add him to the squad."

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The St James' Park club are also on the verge of signing Brighton defender Dan Burn, who is set to travel to the North East to undergo a medical. Newcastle have had an offer of around £13m for Burn accepted by Brighton - after an earlier bid of £10m plus add-ons was rejected on Saturday.

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Sky Sports' Keith Downie:

"Eddie Howe has wanted to strengthen at left-back as they've had real injuries in that area. Matt Targett arrives having fallen down the pecking order at Aston Villa following the arrival of Lucas Digne from Everton - ironically a Newcastle target as well.

"There's one active other transfer story concerning Newcastle with Dan Burn having his medical after a £13m fee was agreed with Brighton. He travelled up to the North East today. The total expenditure this window is around £90m after the Ekitike deal was called off.

"It's a lot of money they've splashed out but they'll be disappointed to have not signed a striker yet. We await to see if they can sign someone on loan but I'd say at this stage that's pretty unlikely."

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