Jose Mourinho could spend the bulk of the Juan Mata money on wonderkid…
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Chelsea apparently want to spend a large amount of the £37m transfer fee they received from selling Juan Mata to Manchester United to sign 18-year-old Luke Shaw, reports the Evening Standard.
The Southampton left-back is widely regarded as one of England’s most talented teenagers, and he’s been an ever present for the Saints this term, impressing everyone with his maturity and composure on the ball.
Chelsea left-back Ashley Cole is ageing, and has largely lost his place this term to Spaniard Cesar Azpilicueta, who is predominantly a right-back anyway.
Shaw then, could well be Cole’s long term replacement both at Stamford Bridge and for the England national team.
The Standard claims that he could cost Chelsea £20m, which would be more than half the fee just received for Mata.
Although being expensive, the Shaw deal would be an investment in Chelsea’s future, and could secure the left-back position for the next decade.
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