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Luke Shaw signs for Manchester United in reported €33 million deal

The star had already suggested he’d joined the club on Twitter earlier today.

Shaw has signed on a four-year deal.
Shaw has signed on a four-year deal.
Image: Twitter

Updated at 15.10

TEENAGE DEFENDER LUKE Shaw has signed for Manchester United from Southampton in a reported €33 million deal, it has been confirmed today.

A statement on the United website read as follows:

“Manchester United is delighted to announce the signing of Luke Shaw from Southampton Football Club. He joins on a four-year contract with an option to extend for a further year.”

Reacting to the news, the 18-year-old said: ”I am thrilled and excited to be joining Manchester United. I have been at Southampton since I was eight years old and I would like to thank them and the fans for everything they have done for me.  I want to continue to progress my career and joining United is the ideal place for me to do that. I am looking forward to this new chapter in my life and also looking forward to learning from the world-class players and management at the club.”

Assistant boss Ryan Giggs added: “Luke is a very talented young left-back with great potential. He has developed immensely during his time at Southampton and has all the attributes to become a top player. I am delighted he has joined Manchester United as I believe this is the right club for him to continue his development as a young player and eventually fulfil that promise.”

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Shaw prematurely changed his Twitter bio to ‘Manchester United’ footballer earlier today, before promptly deleting it, as the news had yet to be officially announced.

The star earlier underwent a medical at Old Trafford.

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