Over the weekend it was being reported that Marco Silva and Everton had identified Manchester United left-back Luke Shaw as our preferred target to replace Leighton Baines.
Manchester United’s Luke Shaw has rejected a transfer to Everton. (Source: Times) pic.twitter.com/8p76E1NMIf
— Everton Blue Army (@EvertonBlueArmy) July 14, 2018
Shaw clearly has talent and he showed that in abundance having progressed through Southampton Academy set up and into their first-team. His performances earned him a switch to Manchester United for a reported £27million and went on to earn seven caps in total for England as well.
Injuries have blighted his time at Old Trafford however, and his early promise soon slipped away as Manchester United will not tolerate youngsters making mistakes like other clubs will because of the overhyped level of expectations following Sir Alex Ferguson’s time at the club.
Shaw is now 23-years-old and having made his debut back in January 2012, he’s only just got 119 starting appearances to his name across all competitions, so clearly he should be looking to move on, get game time, and start reaching the early potential many thought he had.
He’s decided not to and seems to want to sit out his contract at his current club even though he’s not in Jose Mourinho’s plan it seems.
Source: The Times.
It’s fair to say, news of the rejection has gone over well with the fanbase. I’m in the camp that he’d be a great signing IF we could get that early promise back.
Better off with Sandie shaw tbh????????????
— Marc (@marcp72) July 14, 2018
— Pete Edwards (@PeteEds78) July 14, 2018
— ⚽The Toffee ⚽ (@Peterr1878) July 14, 2018
— Declan (@DeclanMartin16) July 14, 2018
Quite rare these days that players reject s move. I'm assuming Manure accepted the bid then. What happens now ?
— Dave Griffiths (@griffdh) July 14, 2018
Glad to hear that.
Sick off Utd cast offs.
No more cast offs please Everton Football Club, supposed to be an athlete, he's never out Sayers, everytime I go Sayers, he's in there. ????
— Robert Starkey ???? (@BobStarkey3) July 14, 2018
Shaw cant run. Hes fatter than me.
— mark (@mark_unsworth) July 15, 2018
I won’t sleep tonight knowing that what’s more worrying is why we would want him
— Steve Wainwright (@wainyuno) July 14, 2018
— Les Kelso (@Walton_WhiteSox) July 15, 2018
Happy but doesn't say much for our ambition
— David Bryan (@DavidBr23699023) July 15, 2018
— R. (@exiledtoffee) July 14, 2018
He is fatter than shaqiri
— Steven Verhoeven ???? (@steverhoeven) July 15, 2018
Dont blame him? He's been solid at left back last season playing nearly every game week in week out. OH wait I'm getting him confused with cuco martina for us ????????
— ggggggg (@gggrreeaat) July 15, 2018