Baines tips Shaw to have a long future for England

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ENGLAND defender Leighton Baines believes Saints starlet Luke Shaw could be England’s first choice left-back for the “next 12-15 years”.

Everton star Baines has been one of the best full-backs in Europe, but he has had to play second fiddle to Chelsea star Ashley Cole in the England set-up in recent years.

Baines finally emerged from Cole’s shadow 10 days ago though, when the 107-cap defender called time on his international career, with Baines going to Brazil as Hodgson’s first-choice left-back.

However, the emergence of Southampton teenager Luke Shaw, who will be Baines’ understudy in South America, means the former Wigan man cannot afford to believe he is the main man now.

“I cannot allow myself to believe,” Baines said.

“You have to keep on your toes and not get complacent because if you don’t do the right things then you are not going to be playing.

“Things can change very quickly so I think whoever starts the first game in the tournament has to do the job otherwise they are not going to stay in the team.”

And Baines believes 18-year-old Shaw, who is the subject of a £27million bid from Manchester United, can eclipse the 13-year international career Cole enjoyed with the Three Lions.

“Luke has been amazing,” Baines said. “Luke and some of the other younger lads have been great for English football.

“Luke is one of the ones who is now at the forefront of the squad. How old is he now? 18?

“He has an amazing future in front of him. He is going to be an England international for the next 12-15 years.”

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8:47am Thu 22 May 14

BigBugBuzzz says...

Right, Luke Shaw's value is only going to increase. Now, what was the appreciation on Bale's value? We sold him for 5 mill. GBP. Spurs sold him 5 years later for 86 mill. GBP. That is 17 times greater in a five year horizon.

Why sell now?

Not only will Shaw's value increase, the value of his team mates will increase, AND he will help us on the field in the interim.

Simple.
Right, Luke Shaw's value is only going to increase. Now, what was the appreciation on Bale's value? We sold him for 5 mill. GBP. Spurs sold him 5 years later for 86 mill. GBP. That is 17 times greater in a five year horizon. Why sell now? Not only will Shaw's value increase, the value of his team mates will increase, AND he will help us on the field in the interim. Simple. BigBugBuzzz
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10:39am Thu 22 May 14

bathsaints says...

What a pointless article....Luke Shaw is young and English and a good player therefore he probably does have a long future in the England set-up...talk about stating the obvious!
What a pointless article....Luke Shaw is young and English and a good player therefore he probably does have a long future in the England set-up...talk about stating the obvious! bathsaints
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2:07pm Thu 22 May 14

saintlysoul says...

bathsaints wrote:
What a pointless article....Luke Shaw is young and English and a good player therefore he probably does have a long future in the England set-up...talk about stating the obvious!
Exactly!
[quote][p][bold]bathsaints[/bold] wrote: What a pointless article....Luke Shaw is young and English and a good player therefore he probably does have a long future in the England set-up...talk about stating the obvious![/p][/quote]Exactly! saintlysoul
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2:08pm Thu 22 May 14

saintlysoul says...

BigBugBuzzz wrote:
Right, Luke Shaw's value is only going to increase. Now, what was the appreciation on Bale's value? We sold him for 5 mill. GBP. Spurs sold him 5 years later for 86 mill. GBP. That is 17 times greater in a five year horizon.

Why sell now?

Not only will Shaw's value increase, the value of his team mates will increase, AND he will help us on the field in the interim.

Simple.
Probably because Shaw wants to move to a 'bigger' club
[quote][p][bold]BigBugBuzzz[/bold] wrote: Right, Luke Shaw's value is only going to increase. Now, what was the appreciation on Bale's value? We sold him for 5 mill. GBP. Spurs sold him 5 years later for 86 mill. GBP. That is 17 times greater in a five year horizon. Why sell now? Not only will Shaw's value increase, the value of his team mates will increase, AND he will help us on the field in the interim. Simple.[/p][/quote]Probably because Shaw wants to move to a 'bigger' club saintlysoul
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4:42pm Thu 22 May 14

NC Fan4Life says...

Exactly, That is why £27m is far to cheap.
Luke can play at the top for 15 seasons, he is also English and has a contract with Saints. We want him to stay and we don't need the money.
For a club playing in Champions League he is worth an average of at least £3m per season over the 15 seasons so he is worth £3m x 15 = £45m plus.
So Les tell Manure to double their bid, Saints will no longer be selling players on the cheap. eg Bale's fee jumps from £7m to £70m odd in only four years.
Exactly, That is why £27m is far to cheap. Luke can play at the top for 15 seasons, he is also English and has a contract with Saints. We want him to stay and we don't need the money. For a club playing in Champions League he is worth an average of at least £3m per season over the 15 seasons so he is worth £3m x 15 = £45m plus. So Les tell Manure to double their bid, Saints will no longer be selling players on the cheap. eg Bale's fee jumps from £7m to £70m odd in only four years. NC Fan4Life
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8:12am Fri 23 May 14

Saint Jinx says...

Another point to debate.
If we happen to have three players in the England team in one of the World Cup matches, not only - if they do well - will it enhance their reputation and value, but it will bring Southampton FC to the attention of the whole world and thus it will be easier to attract top players, in my opinion.
BTW, anyone know if tickets are available for the Manaus match? And how much?
Another point to debate. If we happen to have three players in the England team in one of the World Cup matches, not only - if they do well - will it enhance their reputation and value, but it will bring Southampton FC to the attention of the whole world and thus it will be easier to attract top players, in my opinion. BTW, anyone know if tickets are available for the Manaus match? And how much? Saint Jinx
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