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Reports: Tottenham interested in signing out of favour Manchester United star

149.51K   //    26 Dec 2017, 16:00 IST

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Jose Mourinho is ready to cut his losses in the January transfer window

What's the story?

Manchester United star Luke Shaw has been out of favour at Old Trafford and now latest reports in The Express state that Premier League club Tottenham are looking to sign the talented left-back.

Having struggled for form and fitness, Shaw's attitude was also questioned by Mourinho and it looks like the Portuguese manager is ready to cash in on the 22-year-old. Pochettino is also said to be interested in Ross Barkley of Everton and the North London club might seal a deal for these two talented youngsters in the January transfer window.

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In case you didn't know...

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Luke Shaw's troubled spell at Manchester United is most likely coming to an end

Signed amid much fanfare from Southampton, Shaw was the costliest teenager in world football until the likes of Anthony Martial and Kylian Mbappe went on to shatter that record. Earning a massive £130,000/week at Old Trafford, the defender has struggled with form and fitness and there was even a very public falling out with manager Jose Mourinho.

Also, Tottenham's left-back Danny Rose himself has been linked with an exit to Manchester United and it seems that Shaw could be a replacement for the England international.

The heart of the matter

Blessed with excellent pace and crossing skills, Shaw definitely has the potential to still salvage his career and become a world-class full-back. In fact, the youngster had made a very bright start to his Manchester United career, but a series of unfortunate injuries curtailed his progress.

At 22, Shaw is at a crossroads in his career and it could prove to be a crucial decision in the young full-back's career.

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Shaw, when fit, is certainly capable of playing like a world-class full-back.

Author's take

With Mourinho not budging from his stance and questions being asked about Shaw's attitude, it would do the 22-year-old a world of good if he made a fresh start elsewhere. 

Pochettino seems ready to offer the youngster a chance to fulfill his potential and it will be interesting to see how the talented left-back will fare in London if the move does indeed come to fruition in the January transfer window.

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