It’s been a crazy week for Manchester United in the transfer market. Although rumours were flying around left, right and centre throughout January, about who United might bring in, none of the prospective signings seemed to be available. Pogba, Gundogan, Reus, Vidal, Marchisio. All apparently unavailable or not interested in an immediate move to Manchester United.
Manchester United had the war chest ready but you just couldn’t see where a signing was coming from. Then Mata happened – noone thought it would – and, all of a sudden, the heavens are threatening to open on Manchester United’s winter business.
David Moyes has apparently followed up the signing of Mata by preparing a bid for the superb youngster Luke Shaw. Hallelujah! United fans will sing. Moyes moving decisively in the transfer market at last. Make no mistake, Shaw is the ideal man for the job at Manchester United. Young, hungry and replete with quality.
The Daily Mail, amongst others, said earlier:
Manchester United are considering a £23million offer for Southampton left-back Luke Shaw following the completion of Juan Mata’s £37m move from Chelsea.
A bid is set to go in over the weekend as United look to beat Chelsea to the 18-year-old’s signature.
The deal for Mata is set to break their record transfer fee, £30.75million paid for Dimitar Berbatov in 2008, but David Moyes is hungry for more before the window shuts on January 31.
The Mirror says that a bid has already been made:
Manchester United boss David Moyes has made a £22.5million bid for Southampton’s teenage left-back Luke Shaw.
Chelsea have been favourites with the bookmakers for Shaw’s signature for the majority of January. But with this news SkyBet have changed their odds. They have pushed Chelsea out to 2/1 and have Manchester United as 4/5 odds on to sign the player in January.
Whoever gets this guy will have a major player on their hands for the next decade. A superb athlete with defensive solidity, twinned with an insatiable appetite to get forward, he’s a swashbuckling full back with a great touch and delivery. At 18, he already looks at home in The Premier League, with 44 appearances under his belt.
Chelsea had looked frontrunners on this one but Manchester United are equally keen and there is a growing feeling that a deal will not wait until the summer. Let’s see the maestro in action.
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