By Liam Twomey
Luke Shaw has signed a new five-year contract which commits him to Southampton until 2018, Goal.com can reveal.
The details of the deal have not been officially announced, but it is understood the 17-year-old’s wages will rise to £12,000-a-week.
Shaw is said to be delighted to have put to rest months of speculation linking him with a move to Chelsea and Arsenal after making an impressive start to life in the Premier League.
A January move was widely expected, but the player’s first preference was always to remain with the Saints, who boast an impressive track record of developing their young stars.
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"I have been at Southampton since a very young age so I've been here a long time now. I think they are happy with me here, and this club is great for young players like us.
"If you look back over the years, Adam [Lallana] has come through the youth system and now he is the captain of the First Team, and Prowsey [James Ward-Prowse] has just signed a five-year deal – and that is what I want to be doing.
"We have a lot of trust in our youth and there are more players coming through next year, so hopefully we will just carry on going."
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