It looks fairly certain that Southampton’s young left-back Luke Shaw will complete a transfer to Manchester United in the coming days now he has returned from the World Cup.
For a Saints fan it is of course disappointing to see such a blossoming talent leave the club, but in many ways this is a deal that looks to suit all concerned.
With the fee said to be in the region of £30 million, you have to say that that is a staggering amount of money for a full-back, an accomplished one though he may be. Though Saints aren’t reliant on player sales to stay financially stable these days, an offer of that amount is too good to turn down.
Manchester United supporters may feel they have paid over the odds, but that is the name of the game when…
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