We don’t use the term ‘superstar’ lightly here. While some players show inordinate promise in their early years, a big money move to an elite club can knock them out of their stride.
But you simply don’t feel that will be the case with Southampton left-back Luke Shaw. Even at 18 he is a model of composure and consistency. He’s nailed down that left-back spot for Southampton and, on this form, it won’t be too long before he is breathing down the necks of Baines and Cole for a place in the England team. The World Cup in 2014 may come a little early for him but who knows where his season may lead.
Southampton have, of course, been one of the success stories of the season under the brilliant tutelage of Mauricio Pochettino. They will be hellbent on keeping the player but rumours persist that he could move as early as January.
Tottenham need a long term solution at left-back and they would surely be interested if the player was available. SkyBet make them joint favourites with Chelsea to sign the player in the coming window. At odds of 8/1 the bookie reckons that London will be the next destination for the player, be it Chelsea or Tottenham.
Chelsea will also want to sort out their left-side as Ashley Cole begins to wane. The fact that Manchester United also need left-back means that this could be one of the most hotly contested signatures in Premier League history.
Let’s see the boy in action. Is he ready for a move to Chelsea or Tottenham or is it too early in his career?
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