Manchester United FC have followed up their acquisition of Ander Herrera by signing England left-back Luke Shaw from Southampton FC for a reported €33.8m plus add-ons.
Shaw, 18, has penned a four-year deal after passing a medical on Thursday, when the Old Trafford outfit agreed a fee of around €36m with Athletic Club for midfielder Herrera. Shaw will compete for a place in Louis van Gaal's side with Patrice Evra, who took up a 12-month contract extension with the 20-time English champions last month.
"I am thrilled and excited to be joining Manchester United," said Shaw. "I have been at Southampton since I was eight years old and I would like to thank them and the fans for everything they have done for me. I want to continue to progress my career and joining United is the ideal place for me to do that. I am looking forward to this new chapter in my life and also looking forward to learning from the world-class players and management at the club."
United assistant manager Ryan Giggs added: "Luke is a very talented young left-back with great potential. He has developed immensely during his time at Southampton and has all the attributes to become a top player. I am delighted he has joined Manchester United as I believe this is the right club for him to continue his development as a young player and eventually fulfil that promise."
The defender won his third England cap during the goalless draw with Costa Rica on Tuesday as Roy Hodgson's team exited the FIFA World Cup. He moves to United after 60 top-flight appearances for Southampton, where he came through their famed academy to make his senior debut in a January 2012 FA Cup tie.
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