Luke Shaw hasn't been having the best of times at Manchester United this season. The 21-year-old, who was once so highly regarded is now having to fight for his future at the club despite bouncing back from a potential career-ending injury.
Since Jose Mourinho took over the reigns Shaw has struggled to maintain a regular run in the side and has already endured two very public criticisms from the manager.
Shaw missed the majority of the previous campaign, and was expected to make a big impact under Mourinho this term, but has so far seen both his defensive ability and his commitment to the cause come into question.
The England international recently declared himself unfit for the recent meeting with Swansea, which didn't go down too well with the Special One, and it now seems that he is walking a tightrope in regards to his future.
And that is something that seems extra poignant now, following a visit to Old Trafford from the agent of a highly-rated potential replacement.
With recent reports highlighting Shaw as one of a number of names to be shown the door at United in the new year, there is now mounting speculation that the former Southampton man's future could lie away from Manchester thanks to the visit of football agent Leo Cornacini.
The Brazilian agent was a guest of honour at the club this week, and took to Instagram to post pictures of his visit.
One player Cornacini manages is Corinthians full-back Guilherme Arana, who is already established in the Brazilian club's side and is said to be attracting admiring glances from clubs in Europe.
The boy could go far
Arana may only be 19, but he's already gone a long way to showing his credentials as a potential future star of the game.
Having come through the youth ranks at Corinthians, he was given an opportunity to shine during a loan spell with Atlético Paranaense in 2015, where he made a handful of appearances before returning to his parent club.
And since then he's gone about establishing himself in the Corinthians side, making a total of 26 appearances and scoring two goals to date.
His run in the Corinthians side in 2015 also saw him pick up a league winners medal.
And his rich form has been rewarded by the Brazilian under-20 team, picking up two caps.
But could his agent's appearance at Old Trafford prove that he's already being earmarked for a transfer? Only time will tell...
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