Mauricio Pochettino’s arrival at White Hart Lane has led to predictable calls for Adam Lallana and Luke Shaw to follow their former boss. Both could prove to be exciting acquisitions and in the case of Shaw, he would fill a definite void in the left back position but is either move particularly likely?
18 year old Shaw has also been linked with a move to Manchester United but former Saints midfielder Matt Le Tissier is advising both men to consider alternative destinations during this summer’s transfer window.
“If those two decide to move on, with the talent they’ve got, they’ll move on to clubs that are already in the Champions League. Not sides that will have to challenge to be there next season,” Le Tissier told TalkSport.
He then went on to suggest that Shaw’s position was difficult, due to the draw that Manchester United would offer an impressionable young player.
“Luke Shaw has been linked with Manchester United, who aren’t in the Champions League next season, but, with their history, it won’t be too long before they’re back in that top four,” he added.
So does it all comes down to Champions League football? Pochettino could well be interested in both men but loyalty to a former manager may have died out in the Brian Clough era. Lallana and Shaw have the option to play in Europe’s elite competition next season and seem more likely to take it.
An alternative could be Jay Rodriguez (pictured) and while that name won’t stir up too much excitement, the 24 year old has a good record in the Premiership and could improve his goals to game ratio with a better service, providing he fully recovers from the injury that ended his season prematurely.
Now that Mauricio Pochettino has arrived, would you like to see any of his former players join him on the journey to White Hart Lane?