Spurs target summer swoop for Shaw, eyed as Rose replacement

Tottenham Hotspur are targeting a summer swoop for Manchester United misfit Luke Shaw if Manchester City land Danny Rose this summer, The Mirror reports.

What’s the word?

Luke Shaw is likely to move away from Manchester United this summer, just three-years after signing from Southampton for a whopping £27m, and Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino is eyeing a reunion at White Hart Lane.

Jose Mourinho has continuously overlooked Shaw this season and omitted him from the 20-man squad that travelled to face St Etienne in the Europa League last week- stating that the six-cap England international is the fourth-choice left-back in the squad.

Dismayed by his lack of opportunities, and seemingly surplus to requirements, the 21-year-old is likely to be on the move this summer and Tottenham are ready to hand him a fresh opening.

What about Rose?

Luke Shaw’s opening at Tottenham Hotspur could come about amidst Manchester City’s vast interest in current Lilywhites left-back Danny Rose, who continues to be linked with a move to the Etihad Stadium despite only signing a five-year deal in September.

Pep Guardiola is a keen admirer of Rose and is keen to bolster his full-back options this summer. Whilst Spurs would prefer not to sell, the high-price they’d receive for his services and the availability of Shaw this summer could make it easier for a deal to be completed.

Shaw worked with Mauricio Pochettino previously at Southampton and despite his fitness woes in recent years, he’s still earmarked as one of the best young talents within English football and a starring campaign next year could see him force his way into England’s World Cup plans.