Manchester United are closing in on Southampton and England left back, Luke Shaw; according to BBC Sport. The fee is reported to be around £30m and negotiations are far down the line.
The Red Devils are keen to conclude the deal and are said to be close. Shaw will arrive in Manchester ahead of his medical and near a step closer to securing an incredible move to Old Trafford.
United manager Louis Van Gaal clearly sees young Shaw as competition for Frenchman Patrice Evra for the left back position.
The Southampton youngster burst onto the scene at his boyhood club and has been an ever present starter. The young Englishman impressed throughout last season and his impressive performances caused England manager Roy Hodgson to take note. With a World Cup under his belt; this invaluable experience will stand Shaw in good stead ahead of this prestigious move should it go through.
One person who is uncertain over the deal is former Manchester United midfielder, Paul Scholes. Speaking to the Daily Mail, Scholes said, “For a left-back to be worth £34m shows how silly the game has gone. For that money I want a centre forward who’s going to score 30 goals a season”. Clearly some people do not see this as a worthwhile investment.
Is the transfer overpriced? Could that amount of money be better spent elsewhere?
By Oliver Baines | June 26th, 2014