Betting update: Tottenham clear favourites to sign £30m international
By Harry Sykes
Tottenham have been installed as the clear favourites to sign Luke Shaw from Manchester United this summer.
Spurs are leading running to land the England left-back, who has struggled for game time under Jose Mourinho this season.
Bet Victor have placed odds of 4/1 on the north Londoners signing Shaw, 21, ahead of closest rivals Stoke and Crystal Palace, who are both 6/1.
Championship club Newcastle are 8/1 in the betting, ahead of Premier League pair West Brom and Everton, who are 12/1.
Shaw has been frozen out from the United squad in recent months despite recovering from the groin injury that sidelined him for a lengthy period.
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Manager Jose Mourinho has publicly criticised the defender, 21, and claimed he cannot compare to his team-mates in “the way he trains, the way he commits, the focus, the ambition”.
This has prompted speculation that Shaw will be offloaded by United at the end of the season, with a reunion with Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino considered a possibility.
The seven-times England international had the best season of his career under Pochettino at Southampton in the 2013-14 season when he was 18.
This was enough to earn him a £30million transfer to United, but things have not gone as smoothly as Shaw would have hoped.
He has made just 43 appearances in three seasons and missed most of the last campaign after suffering a double leg fracture.
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