The Daily Mail have reported that out-of-favour full back, Luke Shaw, could be departing Old Trafford as early as this January.

Price region

The reigning Europa League champions are prepared to sell the English international within the region of £20m pounds according to reports, which is a £11.5m loss on what they originally acquired him for.

Luke Shaw, 22, joined Manchester United in the summer of 2014 from Southampton, rising from their well respected academy. The promising young talent was acquired by the Red Devils to act as a long term replacement for fan favourite and famed servant of the club, Patrice Evra.

His injury

The Manchester United defender originally impressed upon his arrival at Old Trafford, however, he sustained a horrendous leg break whilst playing in the Champions League against Dutch side PSV. This inevitably saw the English defender sidelined for the rest of the 2015/16 season. Since this event, Shaw has struggled to regain form.

Previous Manchester United manager, Louis Van Gaal, expressed his concerns about the English full back during his tenure at the club. The Dutch coach refused to pick the defender due to his low fitness levels in comparison to that of the rest of the Manchester United squad.

Furthermore, the current Red Devils manager, Jose Mourinho, has spoke about his concerns with the English defender on multiple occasions within the press.

The infamous manager has highlighted the issues with his fitness levels, whilst also criticising his positioning in their 3-1 loss to Watford last season.

The English defender hasn't fulfilled his full potential, when taking into consideration the excitement and expectations that were placed on the shoulders of the young Southampton academy graduate.

Shaw has accumulated just 29 appearances for the Manchester side, with only two substitute appearances this season. The English defender has spent just 47 minutes of football this season, featuring mainly within the Carabao Cup.

The capped international has attracted a host of Premier League clubs, however, it appears that Rafa Benitez's Newcastle have the strongest interest.

The Spanish manager is in desperate need of a left back and Luke Shaw may solve this issue.

Furthermore, with the 2018 World Cup just months away, it is important that the young defender plays regular football to remain in contention for selection. England manager, Gareth Southgate, has highlighted the importance of playing regular club football in order to be selected for international duty. Coincidentally, this saw the likes of Nathaniel Chalobah leave Chelsea to join Watford in search of first team football.