There’s a report in the Mirror that Newcastle’s under pressure manager Rafa Benitez is hoping to sign Manchester United’s left-back Luke Shaw on loan in January.
With the collapse of the team in the last two games and having lost our last four games in a row one of our strengths we had – the defense – has started to look all too vulnerable and we have conceded 7 goals in two games.
That includes the 3-0 loss to Watford yesterday at home when we were outclassed by a middle of the table side
Whether Newcastle have new owners or not in January Rafa has said there will not be a lot of money to spend so he will be hoping to bring in players on loan to help Newcastle stay in the Premier League.
THat’s all that matters this season.
Luke Shaw – wanted by Rafa on loan
Depending on how we do in our games through the end of the year could see us lower down the league table (we are currently in 13th place) and even fighting relegation – again.
That will make it that much more difficult to attract good players to the club.
So it’s very important that Rafa turns things around quickly so we can start picking up points again.
Shaw seems to have no future at The Red Devils with Jose Mourinho as the manager so he should be available in January.
The bad news is that there will be a number of clubs after him including his former club Southampton where he came through the Youth Academy there.
Even Tottenham could be interested, with former Southampton manager Mauricio Pochettino said to be keen on a player he got the best out of while he was the Saints manager.
For some reason, Shaw has failed to show the form at the Red Devils that he showed at the Saints but he’s also had some serious injuries, and there’s still a good player there if the 22-year-old can get regular playing time.
If Newcastle continue to plummet in the league table, there needs to be some serious negotiations with Mike Ashley as to what happens in the January transfer window.
He has refused to back Rafa last January and in the summer transfer window and the chickens are now coming home to roost.
Ashley has always prioritized good financial records over the team that’s put out on the field – a huge mistake he keeps making at Newcastle.