Young Saint will have some tough choices to make at the end of the season, but should move to White Hart Lane as opposed to the Emirates or Stamford Bridge.
Seventeen-year-old Southampton full back will be targeted by a trio of big-name London Premier League clubs this summer.
SOURCE: The Metro
Relegation threatened Premier League outfit Southampton are reportedly bracing themselves for a number of big money offers at the end of this season for their young full back Luke Shaw, with the London giants Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal and Chelsea all believed to be preparing summer bids for the 17-yer-old.
The Saints, of course, have previous in this regard, having sold both England international wingers Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to the Gunners, as well as Wales international wide man Gareth Bale to rival north London outfit Tottenham.
And now the South Coast club have yet another gem on their hands in the shape of left back Shaw, who was born in Kingston-upon-Thames, which is actually spitting distance from Chelsea’s training complex at Cobham.
So, if Southampton chairman Nicola Cortese does decide to cash in this summer on his young starlet, and the figures being bandied about in the press at present are in the region of £16.5 million for a player who only just signed a new five-year contract with the Saints in January, then Shaw himself will be faced with an extremely tricky decision about his future.
However, Shaw should look at the example of Spurs playmaker Bale, now one of the world’s most accomplished and eye catching performers, especially since the arrival of new head coach Andre Villas-Boas at White Hart Lane last summer has taken the winger’s game on to a new level.
Shaw, by all accounts, would be loaned back to the St Mary’s club for next season to carry on his already fantastic development, before making the permanent move to north London in the summer of 2014.
And, with there being much more of a hole to fill at left back at Spurs as opposed to either Chelsea or Arsenal, then Shaw would also be guaranteed game time in the first team at the Lane, something that neither London rival could offer.