Rafa Interested In Signing 22-Year-Old English International


The Chronicle is reporting that Rafa Benitez may try to lure Manchester United left-back Luke Shaw to Newcastle this summer.

For whatever reason Jose Mourinho has never seemed to rate the 22-year-old former Southampton player,  and he looks certain to leave the Red Devils this summer.

Shaw cost Manchester United up to £30M when he signed almost for years ago, but he’s unlikely to cost that much this summer – but the fee will still be high.

Luke Shaw – Rafa interested

He has played only 62 times for the Red Devils in just under four seasons and while at Southampton he played 67 times in two seasons.

Luke has 7 England caps since making his debut as an 18-year-old in February 2014 in a friendly against Denmark.

Shaw is unhappy at the moment, and a move could very well reinvigorate his career – especially if he moves to a club with a top manager like Mr. Benitez.

Paul Dummett has been one of our best payers since he returned from his hamstring injury, but Rafa will be after any players who can improve the competition at Newcastle.

The chances of Newcastle getting Luke Shaw, however, are small and there could be other left-backs out there who offer a much better deal for Newcastle.

We do expect Rafa to bring in another full-back this summer to replace Spanish player Jesus Gamez whose contract runs out in June and will not be renewed.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.


6 comments so far

  • Jib

    Mar 20, 2018 at 9:09 AM

    Comment #1

    I don’t know about this – Mourinho has stated
    on several occasions that Shaw seems to find
    it difficult to follow quite simple instructions
    Rafa also is not a big fan of free spirits in footy.

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  • magscar

    Mar 20, 2018 at 9:19 AM

    Comment #2

    If Sothampton go down would Ryan Bertrand be available – what price?

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  • Tsunki

    Mar 20, 2018 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #3

    I sense a dangerous shift towards nufc-related topics lately. We must be vigilant against such inflammatory subjects.

    So this cheese of yours hibbit – good is it? How do you make it? 🙂

    I think I would pass on Shaw, not good to hear about players publicly squirming under managerial direction, even if it is Mourinho.

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  • Mag52

    Mar 20, 2018 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #4

    Mourinho’s beginning to lose it at Man.U.
    He might be out of the door before Shaw is.

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  • geordietom

    Mar 20, 2018 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #5

    we have two hopes of signing like shaw … bob hope and no hope … the blog was a bit toxic last night … and no i aint a multiple poster … i allways us 3 full stops … anyway i hope it calms down now … about guitarists jimi hendrix my all time fave ( giving my age away now )

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  • geordietom

    Mar 20, 2018 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #6

    * luke shaw * typo error ffs

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