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Name: Luke Shaw
Position: Defender
Date of birth (birthplace): July 12 1995, Kingston
Nationality:  England
Height: 1.85m
Joined United: July 1 2014
United debut: September 27 2014 vs West Ham
Contract until: June 30 2018

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Luke Shaw joined the Southampton Academy at the age of eight and quickly showed his potential by becoming a regular in their U18s team from the age of 15.

In 2012, at the age of 16, he made his first-team debut for Southampton and then later that year he became the youngest Southampton player to start a game in the Premier League when he played against Swansea City.

His performances for Southampton were attracting the attention of the bigger clubs and it was widely thought that he would sign for Chelsea given that they were his boyhood club. Comparisons were made with Gareth Bale as both had started their career with Southampton and both had started their career at left-back.

However, on 27 June 2014 Shaw signed a four-year contract with Manchester United for an undisclosed fee thought to be in the region of £30 million which would have made him one of the most expensive teenagers in world football.

His United career has been stop start so far with a couple of niggling injuries affecting his run of games but when fully fit he has shown glimpses of his undoubted quality and United fans remain convinced that he will fulfill his potential and more than justify his transfer fee.

Shaw has also played at every level for England and was named in the 23 man squad for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. He made his debut in the last group game against Costa Rica thus holding the accolade of being the youngest player to appear at the tournament.

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Club left Club joined Transfer fee Date
Southampton U21s Southampton   November 1 2012
Southampton Manchester United £27m July 1 2014

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