Spurs target Saints starlet
The Haringey Independent is reporting that Spurs will continue their spending spree from the summer and go all out to bring the talented defender to White Hart Lane.
They will start the bidding at £15million in the hope that this will persuade the Saints to part with their prize asset.
On the radar
Shaw has been on Spurs radar for more than a year and was high on their shortlist in the summer, but due to lengthy negotiations with Real Madrid over the transfer of Gareth Bale, and Andre Vilas-Boas desire to have a player ready to go straight into the first team, Spurs decided to try and land Fabio Coentrao instead.
However that deal now looks unlikely to happen given the players wage demands, and Shaw has continued on his fine form from last season, which has impressed the Spurs hierarchy enough for them to highlight him as their top January transfer target.
As earlier mentioned Spurs are looking at tabling a £15million offer whilst then loaning Shaw back to the south coast club for the remainder of the season.
Shaw is widely regarded as one of; if not the future star of English football, with a series of outstanding performances at left back after graduating from the club’s youth academy.
He made his debut as a sixteen year old in the F.A cup against Millwall in the 2010/2011 season, and has not looked back since then, going on make 33 first team appearances in all competitions.
Southampton have made an extremely impressive start to the season, and find themselves in fifth place in the table after six games, with 11 points, and will be looking to continue their fine run when they take on Swansea City at St. Mary’s on Sunday.