Manchester United are set to make their second major signing of the week, in the shape of Southampton’s Luke Shaw.
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Manchester United have agreed a fee with Southampton for the signing of teenage left back Luke Shaw, according to reports from the Manchester Evening News, who is believed to be in Manchester for a medical at Old Trafford.
Shaw, who was given a World Cup debut by Roy Hodgson in England’s final 0-0 draw with Costa Rica, is set to become one of football’s most expensive teenagers after a move that is expected to be worth around £30 million, the second fee in that ballpark that United have splashed out this week after the capture of Ander Herrera.
Shaw has already made sixty league appearances for Southampton despite being the tender age of 18, a fantastic achievement which shows just why United are so keen to tie down a player who is likely to be their first choice left back for at least the next decade.
The signing of Shaw would really mark United’s intent to mark the arrival of Louis van Gaal with movement in the transfer market, with the double capture making them Europe’s most financially active club in the market so far this summer.
Despite the positives, however, Shaw remains an inexperienced player and fans will hold some concerns that van Gaal has his work cut out moulding the likes of Shaw into a team capable of challenging for honours right away next season.