Transfer News: £16.5m-Rated Defender Heading To London This Summer?

By on March 22, 2013

Despite the transfer window being closed there is still plenty of gossip doing the rounds in the newspapers so we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest transfer rumours. Today, Chelsea and Tottenham are linked with a move for Luke Shaw.

Luke Shaw

Chelsea and Tottenham are looking to pip Arsenal to the signing of Southampton’s £16.5m-rated left-back Luke Shaw this summer, according to the Metro.

Shaw has impressed hugely in his debut season in the Premier League, starting in 20 of Southampton’s 29 league games as the South Coast club battle to maintain their top flight status for another year.

It seems he’s done enough to impress some of the clubs in the upper echelons of the table with the Metro claiming Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham have been keeping a close eye on the 17-year-old’s progress with the Gunners thought to have been the early front-runners for his signature.

However, the report suggests that the Blues and Spurs are looking to trump their London rivals and are expected to submit bids this summer with Southampton thought to value the 17-year-old at around £16.5m.

The Saint’s are likely to do all they can to keep hold of the exciting youngster – who signed a new long-term contract in January – but they may find it difficult to stop him making a move to London if the big-boys come calling.

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Arsenal and Spurs have signed Theo Walcott and Gareth Bale from Southampton in the past and turned them into established international players, so may look to use those examples to persuade Shaw to move to north London. However, Chelsea may be confident of luring the Surrey-born youngster to Stamford Bridge safe in the knowledge he grew up in Kingston-upon-Thames which is just a short trip from the Blues training ground.

Will Shaw move to London this summer? If so, where will he end up? Get involved in the comments section below.

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8 Comments

  1. onyeka sador

    March 22, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    d guy z gud but chelsea should kip betrand up he cn do dsam

  2. WC

    March 22, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    We have Nacho and Gibbs, do we really need another one? How about that DM, GK and CB situation Arsene?

  3. John

    March 22, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    No1 of the babes gets my vote also.

  4. christian

    March 22, 2013 at 4:20 pm

    wil we welcome him at chelsea

  5. Ian

    March 22, 2013 at 5:39 pm

    He has just signed up for 5 years, why would he want to join any of these teams. I think the press must be paid to try to unsettle players with speculative articles like this.

  6. ukaga gabriel

    March 22, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    I will like 2 see him at the Emirate

    • Derek Bagatto

      June 13, 2013 at 5:19 pm

      Gabriel Ukaga…this is a long shot & a little off topic. Am looking for a Gabriel Ukaga from Owerri. If you are, please contact me.

  7. Paul C

    March 23, 2013 at 11:16 am

    He has just committed himself to Southampton for 5 years, all this talk is just media rubbish. No price tag has ever been discussed so no idea where £16.5m has come from. He will still be a Saint next season.

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