Adkins: Shaw is not for sale

Southampton boss Nigel Adkins insists the club have no intention of allowing teenage defender Luke Shaw to leave.

Last Updated: 07/12/12 at 09:43 Post Comment

Latest Articles

Transfer news: Swansea admit 'right offer' could see Wilfried Bony leave

Post comment

Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins has admitted Wilfried Bony could leave the Liberty Stadium if the 'right offer' is made.

Transfer news: Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko in talks over new deal

Post comment

Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko has confirmed that he is in talks about signing a new deal at the Etihad.

All Articles

Luke Shaw: Has burst onto the Premier Le

Luke Shaw: Has burst onto the Premier Le

The 17-year-old is the latest product of the Saints' academy system to generate plenty of interest, with reports suggesting that English football's elite are mulling over a January approach for his services.

Southampton have been forced to part with the likes of Gareth Bale, Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in the past, but a standing outside of the top flight made it almost impossible for them to block sizeable bids.

Having returned to the Premier League after a seven-year absence, the Saints are now looking to build towards a brighter future.

Shaw is very much a part of those plans and will be offered improved terms at St Mary's once he turns 18 next summer, with a three-year professional contract enough to tie him to the club for now.

Adkins is aware that interested parties may decide to test Southampton's resolve once the transfer window re-opens in the New Year, but he has made it clear that the days of having to make a profit on home-grown talent are long gone.

He said: "Luke is very happy where he is. He is in the first team, he has got great people around him and his future is very bright.

"If Southampton are in the Premier League, there is no better place for any of our young players. They have more chances of first team football here than elsewhere."


Click here for completely free £10 bet with Sky Bet & £5 free every week


Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Footer 365

Premier League: Yaya Toure happy to stay at Manchester City

Yaya Toure has reaffirmed his commitment to Manchester City, insisting he wants to stay for "as long as possible".

Champions League: Henning Berg hopeful of Legia Warsaw's chances against Celtic

Legia Warsaw boss Henning Berg hopes his side can get a positive result against Celtic in their Champions League tie.

Premier League: Ross Barkley signs new four-year contract at Everton

Everton midfielder Ross Barkley has signed a new four-year deal with the club.

Mail Box

Youth Development Has To Be The Future

A varied Mailbox has thoughts on transfer targets, youth development, the obsession over 3-5-2, some innovative Blackpool suggestions and why Real bought Kroos...

Don't You Worry About Southampton...

We can't help but agree with one mailboxer who tries to calm the crisis-mongers gathering around Southampton, while we have mails on Man United's squad...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property