Luke Shaw’s Manchester United career has been very debatable as the English international hardly got a chance to showcase his abilities. He arrived from Southampton as one of the most reputed youngsters in the English soil but things have turned out very differently since then.
The left back’s career hasn’t shaped the way he would have hoped and he definitely would be looking towards more opportunities in future. Newcastle United reportedly are ready to offer him a chance to revive his failing career as Rafa Benitez wants to bring the player at St James Park to improve his side’s chances this season.
Shaw’s career seems to be put on hold by Jose Mourinho who has barely used the player since he took over the charge at the Old Trafford. With World Cup arriving next year, Shaw knows he needs to be playing week in and week out to have a fair chance of selection in Gareth Southgate’s Three Lions Squad.
Benitez’s long-standing problem has been the absence of a proper left back in the side. Since the opening day injury to Paul Dummett, Benitez has mostly used Javier Manquillo on the left side but Shaw’s arrival would allow him to be more adventurous with his options.
Shaw allows himself to venture more forward and defensively also he is very sound, so Benitez will have a realistic chance to become more adventurous in his decision making. United splashed out £30m for the 22-year-old and would like to coup up the maximum amount if they are to part ways with the Englishman.
In the current circumstances, it would be a bit hard to match United’s desired fee. So the Spanish gaffer is likely to opt for a loan move since the end of this season to make things easier for the Magpies. Mourinho would love to see the player having a few games under his belt so he is unlikely to block a move.
The Magpies have taken aback by four losses on a trot. After making a decent start to the current campaign the Tyneside club have been struggling and would be looking to bring some more players in January.
If Mike Ashley remains the owner beyond this year it is going to be a pretty hectic transfer window as he is unlikely to sanction a big transfer kitty, given he wouldn’t have the time to recover his investment. So it would be interesting to see how things sum up for Newcastle in the coming days.