Forgotten Star Could Return To Southampton After Failing To Succeed At Old Trafford

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Manchester United left-back Luke Shaw is reportedly eyeing a dramatic return to his former club Southampton, after having grown extremely frustrated at Old Trafford.

Shaw, who made the headlines back in June 2014 by completing a £30 million move to United – which was then a world record transfer fee for a teenager, is very unhappy with his current stature under Jose Mourinho’s management at the Theatre of Dreams.

But that could change very soon, as his former side is looking to lay off Ryan Bertrand to Manchester City, and hence, would have an opening at the left-back position. And if the move does materialize, the possibility that the 22-year-old packs up his bags and heads off to St Mary’s Stadium is exceedingly high.

As per Mirror, Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is keen to add another left-back to his side once the transfer window reopens in January. The Spaniard is said to be looking for a suitable replacement for the £52m-rated Benjamin Mendy, whom he signed this summer, after the former Monaco star suffered a horrendous knee injury.

Southampton's Ryan Bertrand looks dejected after the match.

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However, Saints would only be willing to sell Bertrand if the Cityzens put a ‘huge offer’ on the table. And if the 28-year-old does secure a move to the Etihad, a return to Southampton for Shaw would ‘enable him to get regular games again ahead of the World Cup’.

Even United wouldn’t hesitate to cash in on the unsettled Englishman, whose extended contract would expire in 18 months from January, especially after his falling out with the Portuguese boss.

A switch to the south of England would mean a major cut in Shaw’s weekly salary, though, which is currently £80,000-a-week. However, it would also give him the benefit to living closer to his family.

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 Written by Sidharth Jindal  

Sports fanatic with a passion for writing (predominantly football) and “Wants to live life to its fullest.” Writes about the Premier League on his personal blog.


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