Leicester City are interested in a summer move for Manchester United full-back Luke Shaw. According to recent reports, the Foxes are prepared to end his nightmare stay at Old Trafford by offering him an opportunity to join Claude Puel’s revolution at the King Power Stadium when the summer transfer window opens at the end of the campaign. The 22-year-old’s future at Manchester is uncertain once again after the defender was substituted at half-time against Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday night.
The England international was also heavily criticised in Jose Mourinho’s post-match press conference following their FA quarter-final encounter last weekend. It is believed that the left-back was left humiliated after Mourinho’s latest comments and it is highly likely that he will be eager to make a move out of Old Trafford at the end of the season unless the Special One departs the club first.
Some sources have recently claimed that a whole host of clubs are on the hunt for his signature which includes Tottenham Hotspur, Leicester City and Southampton. The English fullback could benefit from a switch to the West Midlands as he would be in with a great chance of getting regular game time under his belt in Claude Puel’s first-team next season.
The Foxes are currently sitting in 8th place in the Premier League standings with a tally of 40 points in 30 matches. They are too far away from the ‘Big Six’ of the Premier League but a top 7 finish this season is well within their grasps. A lot of their success has been down to their stellar attacking duo of Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez. Both players have put in some dazzling displays for the Foxes this season. However, Claude Puel’s side has shipped in 43 goals in 30 league matches this term which will be a cause for concern for Leicester fans.
The addition of Shaw will undoubtedly bolster Claude Puel’s defensive options next season as they look to close the gap between themselves and the Premier League’s ‘Big Six’ in the coming years. The England international has endured a difficult time at Manchester United since making a move from Southampton in 2014. He has been plagued with injuries, which have halted his development over the last few years. However, he can definitely reignite his career at the King Power Stadium and at 22, he still has his peak years ahead of him which the Foxes could look to utilise in the coming seasons.
Only time will tell what lies ahead in the future of Shaw and whether Leicester City can fend off stiff competition in pursuit of his signature.