Marca have a shocking claim for fans here in the Football Transfer Tavern as they claim that Real Madrid could consider a bid for Luke Shaw.
The Southampton full back has been attracting far reaching interest from a host of clubs including Manchester United and Chelsea and now it seems that Real Madrid are keen to get in on the act.
Los Blancos are in the market for another left back after seeing Fabio Coentrao grow disillusioned at the Bernabeu – and indeed Carlo Ancelotti losing faith in the player.
Manchester United are keen on both Shaw and Coentrao, nearly netting the Portuguese left back on loan in the summer before a move fell through.
As our punters note over a pint, they think that should Real Madrid move for Shaw, United could well land Coentrao for a cut price offer.
Shaw has expressed an interest in leaving the Saints, but as our punters note, unlike Gareth Bale, Shaw was not a boyhood Real Madrid fan – he was a Chelsea fan, who are of course in the hunt for the left back as well.
Punters in the tavern reckon that if Shaw is to leave Southampton this summer, it will be to either United or Chelsea and not Real. What do you think? Let us know your thoughts below.
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