ESPN Pundit Shaka Hislop has warned Manchester United that they could lose the services of Luke Shaw at the end of the current campaign. The England international has 17 months left on his existing deal after the club triggered a one-year extension clause on his contract in January.
Speaking on the ESPN FC show, via The Star, Hislop believes Shaw could head through the Old Trafford exit door in the summer, though it may not be a move to Arsenal, who have been credited with an interest in his signature.
“Without question, Jose Mourinho’s comments [on Shaw] are with the view of getting the best possible return on Luke Shaw. Saying that, I think Shaw will leave Old Trafford but I don’t see him going to Arsenal,” he said.
Shaw has won over Jose Mourinho since December with a series of improved performances at left-back. The 55-year-old has also hailed the Englishman as one of the best players of the current generation in his position, though talks are yet to progress regarding a new contract.
With Ashley Young approaching the twilight of his career, it is an absolute necessity to prolong the stay of Shaw, who is capable of craving a long-term future at Old Trafford. The likes of Daley Blind and Matteo Darmian have done very less to impress the manager this term, and United may probably offload the pair in the summer to sanction an extension for Shaw with a pay-rise.