England favourite Luke Shaw is leaning towards a deal with Manchester United.
According to the Daily Mail, the current Southampton player has agreed the personal terms ahead of the potential deal.
The left-back has recently found himself in the middle of a media frenzy after England boss Roy Hodgson chose him over England veteran Ashley Cole for the World Cup squad.
The 18-year-old would be a great asset for any side after his impressive season at Southampton where he has helped manage to keep 15 clean sheets for the side from 38 appearances.
If the teenager were to sign a deal with Manchester United it would see him become the highest paid teenager in world football; he would be paid £160,000 a week as part of a five-year deal.
Since Southampton lost their manager Mauricio Pochettino to Spurs they will be facing a tough transfer window, fighting to keep all their best players who no doubt will want to flee the club.
Interestingly this isn’t the first time United have made a move for Shaw after they placed an offer of £27 million towards the end of the season, but this was quickly rejected by the then manager Pochettino.
However, since the loss of the manager Shaw is looking extremely keen to join the Red Devils this summer. In turn, this could be a career-defining move for the youngster who could potentially be playing with some of the world’s best footballers.
Despite an exact offer yet to be decided, Manchester United are showing no signs of backing down in a bid to nab this up-and-coming star that will definitely prove to be an invaluable investment to their squad.
No doubt that all eyes will be on the young hopeful when he represents England in their first World Cup match this Saturday, where we hope the pressure doesn’t end up getting the better of him.
United clearly have faith in Hodgson’s judgment of the player that experience doesn’t always prevail in this case, but could a move to United all be too much too soon?
Moving to Manchester United will be a big change for the star who will find that he has a lot more resting on his shoulders than he currently does with Southampton. Therefore, United will no doubt be having their eyes fixed on Shaw to see whether he is able to perform in England’s opening match against Italy on Saturday.
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