Luke Shaw has become the second major signing of the summer for Manchester United after they agreed to bring in the young defender for £ 30 million from Southampton. Negotiations were going on between the two Premier league clubs for several weeks. At just 18 years old, Shaw is regarded as one of the finest talents in world football. His move is just the start of the rebuilding job that is expected to be carried at United this summer. After several years of dominance, United slipped out of the top four last season and finished in a lowly seventh place.
They have already signed Herrera from Athletic Bilbao for transfer fee of £ 28 million. It is thought that new manager Louis van Gaal is also targeting a couple of midfielders and defenders to strengthen the squad across the pitch. Future of strikers like Danny Welbeck and Javier Hernandez is also in doubt and they could move to pastures new in search of regular football. Shaw was involved at the World Cup 2014 with the England national team as he replaced Ashley Cole in the final 23 man squad.
He made his debut against Costa Rica and help the England team keep a clean sheet in their final group match. England manager Roy Hodgson says that Shaw could become the next Ashley Cole.
“I am thrilled and excited to be joining Manchester United. I have been at Southampton since I was eight years old and I would like to thank them and the fans for everything they have done for me. I want to continue to progress my career and joining United is the ideal place for me to do that. I am looking forward to this new chapter in my life and also looking forward to learning from the world-class players and management at the club,” said Shaw.