Manchester United are pushing hard to secure the services of Southampton starlet Luke Shaw as the player lines up for England against Costa Rica. The bid, reported to be a quite staggering £34 million will make the young England left-back one of the most expensive defenders in the Premier League.
The Saints had previously rejected a £27 million bid and refused to comment on the fresh bid from United. The bid will also, if accepted, make the teenager the most expensive in world football, overtaking Wayne Rooney.
Southampton have stated that they are both under no pressure to sell their assets and that they will not negotiate on their valuations. Shaw has huge potential and is already one of the best defenders in the country as a teenager so its perfectly conceivable that his value could continue to rise with some expecting the eighteen-year-old to feature for England for years to come.
The player has previously been the subject of transfer speculation from the likes of Chelsea and Arsenal and Spurs during the 2012-13 season. Shaw has been compared with fellow Southampton youth product Gareth Bale and has been praised for his speed, decision-making and defending skills. Shaw has made 60 appearances for Southampton since 2012 and two for England since making his debut this year.