Reports this afternoon from highly respected sources suggest that Luke Shaw looks set to join Manchester United this summer after David Moyes apparently laid the groundwork for his transfer.
A Chelsea fan as a boy it seemed as Stamford Bridge would be his preferred destination this summer.
But when Chelsea heard Manchester United were willing to pay a hundred thousand pounds per week in wages and £30m to sign the player they apparently pulled out of the running.
The Guardian says:
Manchester United are convinced a £30m deal to buy Luke Shaw on a £100,000 a-week salary is virtually complete in what is viewed as a major coup over Chelsea, with the sacked David Moyes largely responsible for convincing the 18-year-old Southampton left-back to spurn the club he supports.
It represents a fantastic coup for the club who are in the midst of absolute turmoil with the sacking of David Moyes.
Signing Luke Shaw all but guarantees Manchester United a world-class left back for the next decade.
He looks at the nailed down squad member for the World Cup and could even start despite the superb form of Leighton Baines this season.
Is a solid as they come in the defensive department but also I buccaneering wingback who can deliver a wonderful cross with his left foot. Is there a marvellous engine and already looks very composed for one so young. This appears to be an absolute no-brainer of a signing.
Manchester United fans is this the dream signing for the left back position? Thoughts please.
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