Newcastle United could be signing exactly what they need in Luke Shaw

Luke Shaw of Southampton during the Barclays Premier League match between Southampton and Stoke City at St Mary's Stadium on February 8, 2014 in Southampton, England.

Newcastle United are said to be interested in signing Luke Shaw from Manchester United.

Luke Shaw of Manchester United looks on during the Carabao Cup Third Round match between Manchester United and Burton Albion at Old Trafford on September 20, 2017 in Manchester, England.

According to a report in the Daily Mirror, Newcastle United are lining up a move for Manchester United defender Luke Shaw and he could be exactly what they need.

Newcastle began the season in excellent form, and looked comfortable at Premier League level, but they have come unstuck in recent times.

Newcastle have lost their last four matches, and the flaws in their squad have been exposed.

Luke Shaw of Manchester United during the Carabao Cup Third Round match between Manchester United and Burton Albion at Old Trafford on September 20, 2017 in Manchester, England.

A major problem for Rafael Benitez’s side has been their lack of a viable left-back.

With Paul Dummett out injured, Javier Manquillo has started for Newcastle, but the Spaniard has failed to impress.

Shaw could, therefore, be a major upgrade on Manquillo, if he does move to St. James’ Park.

Luke Shaw of Manchester United in action during the Carabao Cup Third Round match between Manchester United and Burton Albion at Old Trafford on September 20, 2017 in Manchester, England.

Shaw may not have played much first-team football recently, but he is a more than capable Premier League player, and still remains an excellent prospect.

Shaw is still only 22-years-old, which means time is still on his side, and Benitez would still have a chance to develop him.

And if Benitez could get Shaw back to his best form then he could turn out to be the perfect signing for Newcastle in the January transfer window.

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