Three reasons Newcastle must forget Luke Shaw and sign Sergio Romero instead

Newcastle United are reportedly lining up a summer move for unsettled Manchester United left-back Luke Shaw.

The Red Devils defender was substituted off at half-time in his side’s FA Cup quarter-final win against Brighton and Hove Albion on Saturday after failing to impress manager Jose Mourinho, who publicly criticised him – not for the first time – post-match.

Magpies manager Rafa Benitez tried to bring the 22-year-old to St James’ Park on a loan deal until the end of the season during the January transfer window as he looked to provide Paul Dummett with more competition at left-back, but a move failed to materialise as Mourinho held on to a player that had forced his way into the XI in December and through into 2018.

A summer exit may well be on the cards now however, although he may not be the only player making his exit from Old Trafford.

Goalkeeper Sergio Romero has once again had to settle to playing second fiddle to David De Gea between the sticks, and if he was to leave it would surely catch the attention of Benitez, who has endured all sorts of problems in the goalkeeper departments since he took the reins at St James’ Park – despite the success of January addition Martin Dubravka in recent weeks.

Here are three reasons Newcastle must forget Shaw and sign the Argentina international instead…