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Paul Robinson would be happy if Leeds United swept Aston Villa left-back Matt Targett under the noses of Newcastle United this summer.
According to a report by 90 minutes On April 26, Leeds are among clubs keen to sign Targett, 26, after his loan spell at Newcastle ends.
It is understood, however, that the Magpies have a “broad deal” with Villa to sign the former Southampton left-back permanently in the summer transfer window for £15m.
Leeds signed Junior Firpo from Barcelona last summer in a bid to improve their left-back options.
However, he struggled in England with poor discipline, injuries and poor form.
Stuart Dallas, therefore, has had to play a good part of the season at left-back and Robinson would like to see Los Blancos sign an improvement on Firpo in order to help this situation.
The former Leeds goalkeeper believes Targett, on loan from Newcastle, would solve that problem.
“I think the left-back position is an area they need to address.said Robinson. WORD Leeds News.
“Stuart Dallas, to me, is more effective in other positions on the pitch and you can benefit more from his leadership and experience there. It just didn’t work out for Junior Firpo.
“Whether he will return next season remains to be seen, whether he will be on the pitch and whether he will return as a different player, but this season his defensive abilities have been on display.
“Leeds have conceded far too many goals down the left side, their mistakes have led to poor goalscoring and if they are to develop a team, Targett is a player who is at a level that has improved what you have got.”
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