Shaw commits future to Southampton

Luke Shaw quelled lingering speculation of a move away from St. Mary's as the defender committed his future to Southampton with a long-term deal on Thursday.

The 17-year-old has made 10 Premier League appearances with the Saints this term, making a considerable impact despite his young age.

"Southampton is the place to be for young kids like me," Shaw told the club's official website. "I'm playing in the Premier League for the first team and that is all anyone wants to be doing, so I just want to carry on.

"I have spoken with the chairman about a long-term plan for me at the club. To put an end to all the speculation, I will be committing my future to Southampton. I'm not going anywhere."

Terms of Shaw's deal have not been disclosed.