England defender Luke Shaw agrees new long-term deal at St Mary’s
England U17 full-back Luke Shaw has signed a new five-year deal with Southampton.
The deal for Shaw, who turned 18 yesterday, was announced late on Friday night by the Saints via their twitter page.
The left-back enjoyed a breakthrough season last year, earning him many plaudits and a call-up to the England Under-21 squad for the European Championship in June before injury ruled him out of the tournament.
On his new deal, Shaw told Southampton’s official website: "I'm very pleased to have finally signed it.
"I committed myself back in January, and I'm glad everything has been sorted out.
"I've been getting a lot of questions about my future, but all of the Saints fans will have known that I committed my future in January.
"I've been here since I was eight and I've loved every single moment of it. I want to stay at this club, and signing this contract means I'm here for another five years."
Shaw has appeared eight times for England U17s in addition to winning six caps at U16 level.