Luke Shaw currently plays for Manchester United but according to the Mirror is looking to move back to his old club Southampton. This could provide an opening for Man City to buy Southampton left-back Ryan Bertrand who they have been eyeing up for a while now.
Luke Shaw is getting increasingly frustrated at Man United as he is struggling to get any game time. This has caused him to become unhappy at the club and may cause a move back to Southampton in January to get more game minutes ahead of the World Cup.
Shaw has only played in two League games this season after returning to full fitness from ankle surgery in May. His relationship with manager Jose Mourinho is not strong and he will have only 18 months left on his contract come January when the transfer window re-opens. The move would mean a pay-cut for Shaw, but it would gain him the game time he needs to get noticed ahead of the World Cup.
This move could present the perfect opportunity for Pep Guardiola and Manchester City to buy England left-back Ryan Bertrand from Southampton. Guardiola has been eyeing up Bertrand since the last transfer window, but any offers he made were denied by the Saints.
Since the injury of City’s £52million left-back Benjamin Mendy, Bertrand has climbed on Guardiola’s wanted list. If Saints gain Shaw, then they may consider selling Bertrand to City for a decent price.
Formal talks have not yet taken place, but if Shaw continues to not get played at United then a move could definitely be on the cards.