Luke Shaw

Nervous about Manchester United’s Luke Shaw valuation 1

It’s unconfirmed, of course, but it seems as if Manchester United are willing to pay up to £34m for Luke Shaw. Huge admirer of Shaw though I am - and though most of us presumably are - that’s an enormous fee.  Vast.  It’s also the kind of bid that Southampton couldn’t afford to turn down(…)

Southampton: Being punished for progress

Southampton: Being punished for progress 23

No situation better exemplifies the issue within English football than the one transpiring at Southampton at the moment.  In this age of big broadcasting contracts, top-fours, and Champions League qualification above everything else, it would be easy to ignore the glass-ceiling which now exists between the Premier League’s aristocracy and its general population. Teams with(…)

Patrice Evra’s new contract at Manchester United and the implications for Luke Shaw 3

Premier League clubs released their released and retained lists yesterday, and one of the big surprises was seeing that Patrice Evra has been offered a new one-year contract by Manchester United.  It had been assumed that Evra would leave the club this Summer, but obviously Louis Van Gaal has insisted that the Frenchman is retained(…)

Manchester United & Luke Shaw: Sensible…but unrealistic at that price 1

Sky Sports News are reporting this evening that Manchester United have made a £27.5m bid for Luke Shaw. This has been coming, and with Patrice Evra’s contract expiring and Alex Buttner’s lack of long-term suitability, United have a glaring hole at left-back - so why not fill it with the most talented British full-back in(…)

Luke Shaw’s Southampton performance: Graphics 0

The big question for Luke Shaw going into this weekend was over how well he’d compare with Leighton Baines and what he could do defensively against a side with as potent a right-flank as Everton. He certainly wasn’t disappointing and provided a timely reminder of both why he’s ahead of Ashley Cole in the World(…)

Player to watch this weekend: Luke Shaw (Southampton)

Player to watch this weekend: Luke Shaw (Southampton) 0

With Ashley Cole having spent much of the season on Chelsea’s substitutes’ bench, Luke Shaw’s hopes of going to Brazil with England this Summer have got progressively stronger. Leighton Baines is the consensus first-choice at left-back during the World Cup, but a very real competition exists to back him up. Cole emerged from the wilderness(…)

Players to watch this weekend: Southampton’s England quartet 0

  If I had my way, Rickie Lambert, Adam Lallana, Jay Rodriguez and Luke Shaw would all already have their passports stamped for Brazil; it may only be April, but all four of them have already done enough to show that they’re worthy of a place in England’s World Cup squad. There’s always this lingering(…)

Discussing Luke Shaw’s link to Liverpool 2

Late last night, The Mail published a story claiming that Liverpool will feature in a Summer scramble for Southampton’s talented full-back Luke Shaw. With all due respect to the author, I think that’s a little fanciful - and if I was being harsh, I’d say this is a story which has been tactically deployed to(…)

Discussing Luke Shaw’s future and his connection with Manchester United and Chelsea 2

For the umpteenth time, Luke Shaw is being linked with a move to Manchester United this morning, and that follows literally dozens of reports over the past eighteen-months suggesting that he is also a transfer target for Chelsea. This kind of rumour is always going to exist, and presumably for as long as Shaw is(…)

Still preferring Chelsea’s Ashley Cole to Luke Shaw in Brazil 0

Roy Hodgson spoke effusively about Southampton’s Luke Shaw this week, leading to the assumption that he’ll be included in the England squad for the upcoming friendly with Denmark at the beginning of March. Whilst it certainly makes sense to reward Shaw for his season-to-date, it seems incredibly unlikely that Hodgson would opt to carry three(…)

Urging Southampton’s Luke Shaw not to seriously consider Chelsea yet

Urging Southampton’s Luke Shaw not to seriously consider Chelsea yet 2

Ben Weeks implores Luke Shaw to continue his development at Southampton… The Telegraph used the phrase “left-back merry-go-round” today, and credit where it’s due because that just about sums up what presumably will occur should everyone get their man come January: Leighton Baines, Patrice Evra and Ryan Bertrand are just a few Premier League left-backs(…)

Discussing Chelsea and Luke Shaw

Discussing Chelsea and Luke Shaw 0

The Daily Express leads with a story this morning about Chelsea being poised to bid £30m for Southampton’s full-back Luke Shaw. If I was being cynical, I’d say that The Express - knowing that there’s assumed interesting in Shaw from Stamford Bridge - have artificially tried to advance this story by putting a price-tag on(…)

Admiring Southampton’s stance on Luke Shaw and their general attitude to Premier League life 0

Here’s Mauricio Pochettino discussing Luke Shaw’s immediate future, in response to the mild speculation which has surrounded the left-back’s future: “We haven’t received any contact from Manchester United but I wouldn’t be surprised if they were interested in our very good players. They have shown they are very good players and that they will be(…)

Fantasy Picks: Luke Shaw - Southampton 0

Anybody who watched Southampton last season should already know this, but Luke Shaw is destined to become one of the best full-backs in country. Not this season, probably not next, but sometime in the future this he’s going to be an international. Unfortunately for anyone who had him in their fantasy side last year, his(…)

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