Newcastle United keen on signing Luke Shaw on loan in January – report

by Leo Nieboer

Newcastle United boss Rafa Benitez is keen to hand Luke Shaw a chance to reinvigorate his career with a loan move to Teeside in January, according to reports.

The Englishman drew public criticism from Jose Mourinho last season for his lack of commitment in training and has only made two substitute appearances this season.

But reports have claimed that, despite Shaw’s failure to breach the squad, the club wasn’t considering letting him leave in January and would make a decision on his future in the summer.

However, according to the Mirror‘s John Richardson, Newcastle will offer Shaw an opportunity to receive some much needed minutes in the Premier League in the January transfer window.

While no clear consensus can be discerned when it comes to Shaw’s situation, the general feeling is that he wants to fight and prove himself at Old Trafford. And you can see why: this is perhaps his only chance to impress at a truly big club, after all.

And yet, at the same time, somebody with only 32 Premier League appearances in three and a half years ought to place time on the pitch at the top of his priority list.

In this sense, Newcastle seems like a good option given that Javier Manquillo is currently their first choice left back.

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