Top 5 replacements for Luke Shaw at Manchester United
With Shaw set to depart from Old Trafford, let's take a look at five candidates to replace him.
As the tension between Jose Mourinho and Luke Shaw grows greater than ever, the left-back's departure seems almost certain in the next transfer window. Mourinho has constantly criticised the English prospect, but with his recent comments on Shaw's mentality as well as his physical fitness, the relationship between the duo seems almost over.
The LB's departure from the "Theatre of Dreams" will leave a big void to be filled, a void which United can't fill just by throwing money into it because a fullback isn't the most glamorous position and hence will hardly offer any return to United financially.
Hence, his replacement has to be a very smart signing. Let's take a look at 5 possible replacements which will prove beneficial for the Red Devils:
#5 Felipe Luis (Atletico Madrid)
Contract Expiry: 30th June 2019 (1 Year Remaining)
TransferMarkt value: £16.20 Million
Aggressive, defensively solid, experienced and technically superb, these words not only describe a typical Jose Mourinho fullback but also Filipe Luis. In addition to his favourable traits, the Brazillian has also previously won a Premier League medal at Stamford Bridge with Mourinho and has been operating at the top level of European football for some time now.
A year or two ago he would've been the perfect candidate, but now his age surely possesses a risk. The veteran left back is currently out with a serious injury and his recovery will be a huge deciding factor in any possible transfers.
Despite his age, Filipe is still one of the best left-backs in the world and if he recovers from his injury successfully he can make an instant impact at Old Trafford, but his age and his devotion for the Madrid club might be a hurdle too big for Jose and the Red Devils to climb.