Manchester United close to completing £30m deal for Southampton’s Luke Shaw – report

by Sam Peoples

Manchester United are near to finalising a £30 million deal for Luke Shaw that will see the 18-year-old earn £100,000 a week at Old Trafford, according to The Guardian.

That sort of money would make Shaw the highest paid teenager in the Premier League and is certainly a high price to pay but for someone of his potential, it could be a wise investment.

The Guardian reports: “Chelsea were considered favourites to land Shaw, a lifelong Chelsea supporter whose parents live near the club’s Cobham training centre in Surrey. Yet the terms plus the lure of becoming Patrice Evra’s instant successor at left-back has boosted confidence at Old Trafford that Shaw will join.

Openly a Chelsea fan, Stamford Bridge was always considered the most likely destination for Shaw but ground work done by David Moyes, combined with all but guaranteed first team football at United, has been cited as the reasons behind Shaw’s decision.

It would certainly be a coup for United to land Shaw as he will be going to the World Cup at just 18 and has the potential to be United’s left-back for over a decade, so United fans would be over the moon if this was proved to be true.


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