According to the Daily Star, Newcastle United are interested in signing England international Luke Shaw from Manchester United, if they are promoted from the Sky Bet Championship.
Rafa Benitez’s side are currently top of the second division, a point clear of Brighton and Hove Albion, and with a seven-point cushion to third placed Huddersfield Town, with just eight fixtures of the season remaining.
Paul Dummett has been Benitez’s preferred left-back this season, making 38 appearances and helping the Magpies to the brink of a top-flight return and it appears Benitez is already planning for life back in the Premier League, with Shaw on his summer transfer list.
Shaw has failed to impress Jose Mourinho this season, featuring on just 16 occasions across all competitions.
Right-back Matteo Darmian and midfielder Ashley Young have both been preferred to Shaw at left-back recently, resulting in the 21-year old failing to make Gareth Southgate’s latest England squad.
With rumours circulating on Shaw’s potential transfer to St James’ Park, here is how Newcastle fans are reacting on Twitter…
Luke Shaw to #NUFC is never happening. I would like Andrew Robertson from Hull though.
— Adam Crawford (@c123_adam) March 20, 2017
Would love to see Luke shaw at #NUFC hope it happens in the summer can see him being a real solid player!!!!
— Callum MacPherson (@bossmac90) March 19, 2017
— Alex McCarthy (@Al_Mac8) March 19, 2017
— Ian Rawlings (@ianrawlingsnufc) March 20, 2017
We're linked with Mertens and Luke Shaw for next season. Not a chance ???? one step at a time lads, lets try and get promoted first! #nufc
— Gordie (@gordiejennings) March 19, 2017
Imagine if we actually signed Luke Shaw…the more you think about it, the more it makes sense! #NUFC
— Rafa's ⚫️ & ⚪️ Army (@NUFC_Fan_) March 19, 2017
— Kai Waters (@kaiwaters_nufc) March 19, 2017
@NUFC360 Who needs him when we already have Paul dummett
— Connor Riley (@Connor_Riley678) March 19, 2017