Could selling Shaw to Chelsea or United make Southampton a better team?

Luke Shaw and Southampton players

The St Mary’s outfit would receive a significant transfer fee that could bring a number of new players to the club.

Southampton’s blend of shrewd work in the transfer market and nurturing of youth products had seen the team excel in the Premier League over recent seasons.

It is only natural that big clubs will be looking at some of the Saints’ stars after the campaign they have just had, with Luke Shaw attracting the interest of Manchester United and Chelsea.

Although the first reaction for Southampton boss Mauricio Pochettino will be to hold onto his star teen defender for dear life – is there a case to suggest that selling him could make the St Mary’s outfit a better team?

Transfer fees in the region of £30 million are being discussed as being offered by the Premier League heavy hitters, which would give Pochettino some welcome funds to splurge this summer.

Although youth graduates like Shaw, James Ward Prowse and Calum Chambers have been some of the stars of the show for the Saint this term, clever summer buys such as Dejan Lovren and Victor Wanyama have also impressed.

With Southampton’s recent track record of snapping up good players in the transfer market and improving them, £30 million worth of expenditure could see Pochettino with four or five quality additions to his squad ahead of next season.

The World Cup this summer will be an excellent chance to weigh up potential new faces and with £30m extra to spend Southampton could compete to bring more excellent players to St Mary’s.

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