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Newcastle Now Linked With Irish Striker

1:05 pm, Saturday, July 23rd, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 14 Comments

The Irish Sun is reporting today that both Newcastle United and Fulham are considering a move for Ipswich Town and Republic of Ireland striker Daryl Murphy, but at 33 years old we would be very surprised if Newcastle are after Murphy.

Newcastle need to bring in a striker to replace Papiss Cisse who left to play in China earlier in the summer and we have been linked with a few strikers over the last few weeks.

One striker we have been linked all summer with is  Fulham’s Ross McCormack, although he seems expensive and could cost as much as £13M.

Newcastle were again linked with Ross yesterday.


33 year-old Daryl Murphy

The fact that Fulham are looking for a striker is because they expect to cash in on McCormack very soon.

But Rafa Benitez is also building for the future and bringing in a 33 year-old who was at Sunderland from 2005-2010 wouldn’t appear to be a very sensible acquisition.

Waterford-born Murphy was in action for Ireland at the Euros and is in the final year of his contact at Ipswich, but Rafa will likely bring in a younger striker with even Ross McCormack probably too old at 29.

While at Sunderland for five seasons he scored 14 goals in 124 appearances and at Ipswich Town he has scored 67 goals in 213 Championship league appearances for the East Anglia club – which is not too bad.

But we’d still be surprised if Newcastle are after this striker.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

Tags: Newcastle News · Recruitment · Transfer News and Rumours · Transfer Target

14 responses so far ↓

  • 1 WWSBRD // Jul 23, 2016 at 1:13 PM


  • 2 Jail for Ashley // Jul 23, 2016 at 1:17 PM


  • 3 clinath@ed // Jul 23, 2016 at 1:20 PM

    How, exactly, is buying a 33 year old….”building for the future”?

  • 4 clinath@ed // Jul 23, 2016 at 1:21 PM

    …just reread the article, sorry Ed, jumped in too early….again. Dick!

  • 5 hibbitt // Jul 23, 2016 at 1:22 PM

    no chance
    the press of no idea who Rafa’s after

  • 6 hibbitt // Jul 23, 2016 at 1:23 PM

    pure bullshit

  • 7 Jib // Jul 23, 2016 at 1:47 PM

    I think I may know who Rafa is going to sign next

    These guys were on my flight into Newcastle this morning !

  • 8 John Tudor // Jul 23, 2016 at 1:52 PM

    in yer dreams

  • 9 Munster Mag // Jul 23, 2016 at 1:59 PM

    Would be an extremely good signing if you guys were smart enough to see it. Ideal back up to Mitro and would probably get more goals. Typically competitive Irish spirit, functional and inexpensive signing. The main thing is to get out of this league. Signings like this make more sense that people realise.

  • 10 Jib // Jul 23, 2016 at 2:00 PM

    Fake or not a Fake that is the question

  • 11 Munster Mag // Jul 23, 2016 at 2:08 PM

    Jimmy, as I said earlier in the summer, the realpolitik of modern football meant that there wasn’t a cat in hells chance to keep Wini and Co. The faster we can get them out, for good bucks, the better. Signing of the summer so far IMO will be Hayden. I also expect Saivet to contribute well – I think there is a player in him that will do well in this league. Thauvin – get him out the gate fast. Terrible signing – slow, uncompetitive, and with delusions of grandeur. We need more creativity though. My concern with Rafa has always been a lack of flair and too much conservatism, and we saw that against the weaker teams when we blew a chance to save ourselves, whereas we knew how to defend against the better teams. Its is the need to beat teams well that will test Rafa I feel, in the championship. I sincerely hope he doesn’t play two defensive midfielders at home but reckon he wont.

  • 12 Sazzer // Jul 23, 2016 at 2:15 PM

    I personally don’t see the need for another striker but if we do sign one then that player should be able to play and delivery goals from the wing or be a player that would suprise everyone if we were to be able to sign like Danny Ings, Andre Gray, Callum Wilson, Benik Afobe, and Jay Rodriguez or Lucas Pérez from Deportivo La Coruna.

    Che Adams seem like player that could also be played on wing. Maybe Nakhi Wells.

    I actually think need more players like Matt Ritchie that can both score goals and provide assists. Alan Judge if he recovers well from his injury.

    I also think Tom Cairney and Rico Henry would be great buys and I wouldn’t mind Derby players like Thorne, Christie, Hughes, Ings.

  • 13 Sazzer // Jul 23, 2016 at 2:23 PM


  • 14 EllaGuru // Jul 23, 2016 at 2:47 PM

    No chance. He could not hit a barn door

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