Southampton Playing Hardball With Premiership Big Boys?

Southampton’s next hot prospect Luke Shaw is attracting much interest from the Premier Leagues top clubs with Arsenal and Chelsea leading the chase over the Manchester clubs.

Chelsea are preparing to make the first move by offering the newly promoted south coast club £4m for their wonderkid, a bid which Southampton will reportedly reject.

Southampton’s academy has produced other top talent including Arsenal duo Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Theo Walcott as well as Tottenham’s Gareth Bale. It seems Shaw is the latest academy graduate destined for great things and he could still follow in his predecessors footsteps by moving to a Premier League giant soon after his 17th birthday.

The left back has represented his country at both U-16 and U-17 level but only made one first team appearance for Southampton last season. The club are preparing to offer Shaw a 3-year professional contract when he turns 17 next week meaning they can decide whether to hold onto the player or wait for a great offer.

I don’t know anything about Shaw and won’t pretend to but if Southampton’s track record is anything to go by then I would welcome Shaw to Stamford Bridge.

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