Manchester United will allow Luke Shaw to leave the club in the upcoming transfer window(s) and have reportedly slapped a £20 million price tag on the star.
If latest reports from The Sun are to believed, Luke Shaw’s misery at Manchester United could finally be about to come to an end. The Englishman appears to have been frozen out at Old Trafford by Jose Mourinho, who will reportedly allow him to leave the club in January, should any suitor come in with a bid of £20 million.
Luke Shaw’s arrival at Manchester United was greeted brilliantly by the supporters and the club themselves, with the Red Devils staving off competition from Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea among others en route to the Englishman. Shaw though, along with fellow Southampton recruit Morgan Schneiderlin failed to impress at Old Trafford.
While Schneiderlin departed at the beginning of Mourinho’s reign to Everton, Shaw stuck it out despite facing heavy criticism from the manager, who questioned his desire to play for United, among other things.
Along with it, the youngster has had to duel with constantly niggling injuries, which has seen him become an outcast of sorts, at the club. Now fit and raring to go, Mourinho has wildly and rather controversially, chosen players like Ashley Young, Daley Blind and Matteo Darmian over the more natural Shaw at left-back.
Manchester United are prepared to sell Luke Shaw for £20 million during the January transfer window, claims The Times . pic.twitter.com/3mIxvArrhl
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Shaw himself has been open about his future at United as he recently exclaimed about the lack of first-team football at the club and his desire to one day play under Mauricio Pochettino again, whose Spurs side are among the several clubs thought to be monitoring Shaw’s situation.
Mourinho does not have many options available to him on the left side of the defence. And while Ashley Young has emerged as one due to his rather mature displays at the said position, the manager’s insistence to not play Shaw despite being fit could be an indication to the player’s status at the club.
Now, according to reports, Jose, who had been reluctant to let Shaw leave without acquiring a natural left-back, has finally given his approval, especially with the club telling the manager that he must offload the deadwood before bringing in further reinforcements.
A price tag of £20 million would seem meager considering the potential Shaw had and his current room for improvement, given his age. With Chelsea and Tottenham both looking for reinforcements in the said position, this looks like a transfer that could go through.
Jose has let his players leave for rival clubs in the past as well, cases in point being Juan Mata and Petr Cech.