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Report: Leicester interested in PL top-six man, could be a canny addition

Leicester City are interested in making a move for Manchester United left-back Luke Shaw, according to The Mirror (Print edition, page 67, January 12).

The 24-year-old joined the Red Devils from Southampton in 2014 for £30 million.

At the time, there were heavy expectations on the reported Leicester target and he was rated as one of the brightest young talents in English football.

His time with the Red Devils has however so far been one of mixed fortunes and he has failed to reach expectations.

Since joining United, reported Leicester target Shaw has gone on to make 83 Premier League appearances for the club.

He struggled for game-time during five out of the six seasons during which he has been affiliated to the Old Trafford club.

The only season during which he was a first-team regular was last season as he went on to make 29 league appearances and was subsequently named as the club’s player of the year due to a series of strong displays.

Shaw however now again seems to have slipped down the pecking order at the club and has only made 11 Premier League appearances so far this season.

Shaw is now not exactly very young in footballing terms.

A move away from United makes sense at this point of his career.

A switch to Leicester would also be a win-win situation for both clubs.

The Foxes will more or less have to resign themselves to the fact that they are bound to lose the services of Ben Chilwell soon.

The 23-year-old has been strongly linked with a number of leading Premier League clubs – Shaw would be a more than capable replacement for Chilwell at Leicester.

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