Back in January, Newcastle benefited from a very tough decision involving Steven Gerrard and Matt Targett at Premier League rivals Aston Villa.
Despite winning Player of the Year for his efforts last season, the 26-year-old was quickly replaced by Lucas Digne and loaned to Tyneside.
Since then, the £15million man has been a sensation under Eddie Howe at St James’ Park, although the lighting could now heartbreakingly strike twice for Targett.
What’s the matter?
Well, according to some media, Newcastle are hoping to bring Atlético Madrid left-back Renan Lodi to the Premier League.
Should that move materialize, we’re not exactly sure what the future holds for Targett — it wouldn’t be good news, to say the least.
Lodi currently plays regular Champions League football at Wanda Metropolitano. So if he went to Newcastle he would certainly demand to start.
You could argue that wouldn’t be Newcastle’s problem given Targett is returning to Villa Park after his loan period has ended.
However, it has been said that a transfer fee has already been agreed in the run-up to a permanent deal, meaning the Englishman could suffer the pain of being replaced again next season.
Newcastle should trust Matt Targett
In our opinion, Newcastle shouldn’t sign Lodi.
Targett has been exquisite since arriving on Tyneside and we see no reason why money should be wasted on an upgrade.
There are other areas Howe needs to strengthen before he should focus on the left-back department, such as in goal and also at centre-back.
In our view, signing Lodi would be a vain move by Newcastle as they look to spend their newfound riches.
If Targett is replaced by Lodi this summer, he would have every right to be angry with Howe.
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