Newcastle hero Bruno Guimaraes begs club to complete permanent transfer for Aston Villa defender Matt Targett
NEWCASTLE star Bruno Guimaraes wants the club to complete a permanent deal for Aston Villa loanee Matt Targett.
Both have helped propel the Toon up the table since arriving in January.
But while Guimaraes is contracted for next season, Targett could return to Villa should Newcastle opt not to use their £15million option to buy.
Speaking to NUTV after last night's 2-0 victory over Arsenal, the 26-year-old made it clear that he wants to stay at St James' Park.
He said: "The crowd was electric today and that fed down to the pitch.
"We were feeding off that and that was probably our best performance of the second half of the season."
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Guimaraes, who arrived from Lyon for £43m in January, then interrupted – saying: "He needs to stay!"
Targett smiled and continued: "I think everyone knows what I want!
"It's up to the club. It's a massive project, an exciting project and I think everyone wants to be a part of it."
Boss Eddie Howe has been pleased with the full-back.
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He said: "He’s fitted into the team and the group very well. He’s been very consistent with his performances.
"He’s done very well and we’re very pleased with him."
Targett was a regular for Aston Villa in the first half of the season.
But after Lucas Digne's arrival from Everton he was pushed to the bench, before signing for Newcastle on loan.
He has gone on to make 15 appearances for the Magpies.
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