It`s no secret that Rafa is a fan of Luke Shaw. The Chronicle have regularly reported that the manager likes the Manchester United full-back, but his lack of availability up until now has been a stumbling block (as well as his likely transfer fee).
A number of reports over the weekend have suggested that the 22 year old’s substitution at half time during the 2-0 win against Brighton was the final straw for the player who has struggled to convince Jose Mourinho of his ability.
It is looking likely then he will be sold by United in the summer. So, should we be making a bid? There is no doubt that strengthening at left back would be a priority, with the team struggling in the absence of Dummett when our no.3 suffered a hamstring injury earlier this season.
It wasn`t ideal playing Manquillo or Mbemba out of position so a new recruit at full back is likely a summer priority. Still, if the current ownership remains in place, it`s doubtful we will have the funds to sign someone like Shaw, especially if we are seeking to seal a deal for another left sided player in Kenedy as well. Newcastle supporters on Twitter are not that optimistic that we could secure the United outcast`s transfer:
If the price is right, yes. I have a feeling they’ll ask a lot for a player thats only played 39 times since joining Man Utd in 2014
? P.M. Dixon (@DixongenuousBC) 18 March 2018
I would of said yes in the summer but Dummett is in great form and would be unfair to replace him ATM
? Robert Brown (@rbrown172) 18 March 2018
Why does Jose hate him. Its bizarre how much he has criticised him, there’s something not right.
? Andy (@Delcottio) 18 March 2018
Would rather have Dummett and keep Haidarra
? Mick Jackson (@mickrj1976) 19 March 2018
nah we`ve got @PaulDummett
? 9 December 1892 (@ChrisMc1892) 19 March 2018
Rather dummett tbh
? nufcross (@NufcRoss98) 18 March 2018
I`d say I`d take Luke Shaw on loan next season but I`m perfectly happy with Paul Dummett. #NUFC
? Matthew Milton (@LeafySeaDragon_) 17 March 2018
I can’t see Mourinho at Man Utd next season. They should get Ancelotti or someone. I’d love Newcastle to sign Luke Shaw but you can see some sort of player-plus-deal for Danny Rose happening.
? Andrew Lawes (@LawesDisorder) 18 March 2018
That`s Luke Shaw away in the summer then! Jheeez Mourinho!
? smiley (@smiley_nufc) 17 March 2018
I`d take him
? Super Clem (@youngin_uk) 17 March 2018