Manchester United Jose Mourinho could offer Luke Shaw to Tottenham as he looks to secure the signing of Tottenham’s Danny Rose.
Shaw joined the Red Devils for £30m and became the most expensive teenager in world football, according to the Telegraph.
Yet the English defender’s time at Old Trafford has been blighted by injury and poor form. The former Southampton defender is out of contract in 2019, and Mourinho could use him in order lure Rose away from Tottenham.
According to a report from the Daily Star, Man United will assess the player until Christmas – when they will decide to either offer him fresh terms, or sell.
Mourinho criticized Shaw’s ‘ambition’ and ‘focus’ last season after he returned to the team from a broken leg.
“”Luke Shaw? It was difficult for him to be on the bench because I cannot compare him with Ashley Young, with Darmian, with Blind,” Mourinho told the Telegraph.
“The way he trains, the way he commits, the focus, the ambition, I cannot compare. He’s a long way behind.”
“At this level we need the fantastic body he has to play football, the very good technical ability he has, but he cannot play with my understanding of the game.”
United reportedly retain interest in Fulham’s Ryan Sessegnon and Celtic’s Kieran Tierney whilst Shaw steps up his fitness after foot surgery.
Shaw could be in Man Utd’s squad for their trip to Stoke on Saturday or next Tuesday’s Champions League tie against Basel.