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Manchester United Complete £27m Deal For English International

Luke Shaw becomes the world’s most expensive teenager…

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Manchester United have completed a move for Luke Shaw, with the wonderkid defender having completed a medical at Old Trafford, and put pen to paper on a five year contract with the Red Devils, reports BBC Sport. 

The 18-year-old will become the world’s most expensive ever teenager when the move is 100% finalised, with United paying £27m up front, which will potentially rise to £31m, with the left-back beginning pre-season under new Red Devils boss Louis van Gaal.

Shaw recently returned from a miserable World Cup campaign with England, where he was called up by manager Roy Hodgson ahead of stalwart defender Ashley Cole to play second fiddle to Leighton Baines. By the time he stepped onto the pitch though, England were already out, but he did relatively well during a dead rubber 0-0 draw with Costa Rica in the final match of the group.

His form for Southampton last season earned himself the call-up, and neutrals all over the country were mesmerised by his pace, strength and composure on the ball for one so young.

He will now compete with Patrice Evra for a starting spot at Old Trafford, with the veteran Frenchman having signed a one year contract extension – apparently to aid the development of young Shaw.

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