And he's English too!
I'm certainly not moaning but regular readers should understand - and perhaps see the funny side - when I say, "typical"; at a time where both Clichy and Kolarov and showing signs of regaining their form and improving respectively, this morning's speculation in the various press sources sees us being linked with Southampton's, England under-21 left-back Luke Shaw.
Is the estimated £30M too much for an 18-year old with only 42 first-team club games under his belt? Of course it is (and is the sort of price that can put too much pressure on a youngster) and so I would expect us to negotiate that down a little if the stories have any mileage it them.
He's certainly the right age for our future-building policy, he's just what the new, Premier League 'home-grown rule' demands and is a position we definitely need to strengthen; and so this link ticks all the right boxes and makes perfect sense.