Poll of the Day: Can Tottenham turn Shaw into the next Bale?

The 18-year-old is the subject of interest from a number of clubs, but his camp currently prefer a move to White Hart Lane - do you think Spurs can turn him into a world beater?

Tottenham have edged ahead of Chelsea in the battle to sign highly rated Southampton left-back Luke Shaw, as his advisors believe he can follow in Gareth Bale's footsteps at White Hart Lane.

The race is by no means run, of course, and the Blues, plus a host of other top teams, will still hope to strike a deal if and when the Saints begin to consider bids of around £10 million.

But should he make the move to Spurs, just as Bale did at the age of 17 in 2007, do you think he can go on to become a global star just like the Welshman?

There has been quite a buzz around Shaw for some years now, but is Tottenham the place to realise that vast potential?

Would Shaw thrive at Spurs? Would he be better off following Ashley Cole at Chelsea? Would he be ideal for Manchester United? Should he stay at Southampton?
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