Manchester United defender Luke Shaw is reportedly on the radar of former Premier League champions Leicester City.
According to a report by Daily Mirror, as carried by Daily Mail, Luke Shaw is the subject of interest from Leicester City. The former Premier League champions are eyeing the out-of-favour Manchester United defender as a possible replacement for Ben Chilwell.
Shaw arrived at Manchester United as one of the most highly rated full-backs in the world back in the summer of 2014. The last five-and-a-half years, though, have been a tale of unfulfilled promise and frustration for the English international, whose growth has often been affected by injuries.
Nevertheless, Shaw was the resounding first-choice left-back heading into the season. However, he has seen his place as a regular come under threat in recent months, with Brandon Williams usurping him in the pecking order. Indeed, despite being fit, Shaw has started just half of the last 14 Manchester United games that he has been available for.
Last time out against Norwich City, Shaw was not even a part of the matchday squad and it looks as if Williams is poised to become Manchester United’s new first-choice left-back. Shaw, though, could be given an escape route by Leicester City.
The former Premier League champions are in a precarious situation regarding the future of Ben Chilwell, with the likes of Manchester City, Chelsea and Tottenham hot on the Englishman’s tails. As a result, Leicester are scouring for replacement options, with Shaw emerging as a possible target.
In fact, Daily Mirror (h/t Daily Mail) has claimed that Leicester have already submitted an enquiry with Manchester United to explore the possibility of a deal. Any deal, though, will only likely go through in the summer, with Leicester unwilling to part ways with Chilwell in the January transfer window.
Manchester United, too, are expected to be reluctant to sell Shaw this winter, especially with club captain Ashley Young linked with a January departure. Leicester, meanwhile, will have to shell out over £30 million to land Shaw, with United eager to make a profit on their investment.
It will now be interesting to see how things develop in the weeks and months to come. For now, it looks as if Luke Shaw is being courted by former Premier League champions Leicester City over a possible move and it remains to be seen if his Manchester United spell comes to an end this summer.