Why Tottenham should avoid spending on United’s Luke Shaw in the summer

Mauricio Pochettino will be hoping Tottenham Hotspur does not stray away from the top four of the table but he is well aware he needs to make plans for next season if hope for a better play from his team next season. This has seen him linked with several players as of late and one player that have continuously been linked with Spurs is left-back Luke Shaw of Manchester United. The former Southampton was, not quite long ago, one of the best in English football but his career at United has been plagued with injuries and incompetence and these has seen him fall out of favor with manager Jose Mourinho.

Mourinho recently said the Englishman does not deserve a place in the first team and there have been reports that the 21-year old wants to move away from the club. Tottenham are one of the club hoping to land the player, however there are lots of reasons why the defender will not be a good buy for Spurs.

At 21, Shaw picks up injury at any given opportunity as his time at both St Mary’s and Old Trafford was beset with injuries and this might be an indication of what his future will look like. An attacking full-back who prefers the attacking areas, his speed, decision-making and defending skills are exceptional. He is a player who would fit perfectly into the team at White Hart Lane.

His Premier League appearance is less than 30 since he moved to Old Trafford in 2014 and his limited experience in the league will make breaking into the first team at Tottenham very difficult. Spurs first choice left-back Danny Rose is fixed to the position and Ben Davies, though not consistent enough, has shown good form recently. Pochettino’s wish to build a long term team will see him putting the England international into consideration but with his limited experience at football top tier and his lack of success at United, he is not qualified for the Champions League.

Shaw has all it takes to make a name for himself in the game but his move to a Premier League club was putting too much pressure on his career. Shaw needs a club that can bring out the best in him and Tottenham isn’t the right place.

With this, Tottenham might regret signing the English full-back if they do.

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