Three English clubs have joined the hunt for the signature of Manchester United’s out-of-favour defender Luke Shaw, as per reports.
Luke Shaw joined Manchester United from Southampton in the summer of 2014 for a fee of £31.5m, which made him the most expensive teenager in the world of football. The youngster progressed rapidly during his early days with the Red Devils, but a horrific leg break in 2015 completely stunted his progress.
At present, the Englishman finds him well out of current manager Jose Mourinho’s favour, and despite having returned from injury and being match fit at present, Shaw continues to get frequently ignored during team selection. The 21-year-old has started just one Premier League match in four-and-a-half months under the Portuguese, who actually happened to be interested in signing Luke Shaw during his time in-charge at Chelsea.
The youngster’s future at Old Trafford has been under serious doubt for quite some time now, not only due to his consistent injuries, but also because of Mourinho himself publicly criticizing the England international on numerous occasions.
And now, the relationship between the two seems to have gotten sour to the point that Shaw sees no other choice but to head out the exit door come summer.
Amid all the insecurity surrounding Shaw’s future at the Theatre of Dreams, three English clubs are set to offer the young full-back an escape route from Manchester United, according to The Daily Star.
The report states that Crystal Palace, Stoke City, and even Newcastle United are interested in securing Luke Shaw’s services, and will make an attempt to sign him in the upcoming transfer window.
Palace manager Sam Allardyce as well as Stoke City boss Mark Hughes are both ready to make an offer worth £15m for Shaw, who has 14 months left on his current Manchester United contract. Moreover, Newcastle coach Rafa Benitez will also join the hunt, but only if the Magpies get promoted to the Premier League at the end of the season.