Date: 1st June 2013 at 2:00pm
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Shaw-AzpilicuetaFormer Chelsea and Southampton left-back Graeme Le Saux says that Luke Shaw should only make the switch to Stamford Bridge if he is going to be guaranteed regular football.

The 17-year-old has enjoyed an impressive debut season in the Premier League with the Saints and is being tracked by the likes of Chelsea, Tottenham, Manchester United and Arsenal.

He’s currently rated at around £10m and reports suggest that officials at Chelsea are keeping an eye on Shaw, who is a fan of the West London club, but with Ashley Cole, Ryan Bertrand and Patrick van Aanholt already on the books there isn’t a desperate need for a left back at Chelsea for the time being.

Le Saux said:

“Luke is a good young prospect, but I think it is important that he develops and plays first-team football.”

(The Sun)

He’s showing a lot of promise and is probably best off where he is at the moment as it’s doubtful he will play as many games if he was to make the switch to Chelsea. Although he’s a potential target of the club they would probably prefer for him to remain at St Mary’s Stadium to continue his development and the Blues will only get involved if another party comes in for him this summer.

Even if we do sign him this summer it would be likely that he would be loaned straight back to Southampton, so probably no need for Le Saux or anyone else to fret over his development.

Shaw made 28 appearances for Southampton in all competitions this seasons and has represented his country at both under-16 and under-17 level. He was due to appear for England’s under-21s side in the European Championships this summer but has been forced to withdraw from Stuart Pearce’s squad because of a back injury.

Source: The Sun


6 responses to “Chelsea target needs first-team football, says Le Saux”

  1. balaoruma says:

    he is not my kind of player anyway but as a backup.

  2. Kef says:

    For his career to progress he should stay at Saints. Too often such players are lured away to clubs such as Chelsea and Arsenal and dissapear as their chances to play regular football are limited and mistakes are not tolerated. So, with an excellent track record Saints should continue his development and perhaps sell when he is the best British left back in the country.

  3. yardley says:

    shore luke will get first team football under mourinioh get him roman get him

  4. Marcus says:

    Well said Kef. Another couple of years at Saints will do him no harm. And by then he won’t want to leave because a move to Chelsea will be a sideways one (in Cortese’s dreams).

  5. Bill.T. says:

    Why would Southampton want to sell him to any other club, they are on the up

  6. Le tis says:

    Cortese’s dreams are real my friend, we have £100m war chest this year, Chelsea are on the decline, look at last season!