The Sunday People are reporting today that Newcastle are ready to listen to offers for two players we signed for the Championship last summer, Grant Hanley and Daryl Murphy.
25 year-old Grant Hanley was the captain of Blackburn Rovers when he signed him for £5M last summer and he will be an excellent signing for a top Championship club who want a player with massive Championship experience who also has excellent leadership qualities off and on the field.
Grant Hanley – 25 year-old Scottish International center-back
Daryl Murphy is 34 years of age but proved when he got some starts for Newcastle last season that he can score the goals.
Daryl would be a good signing for clubs who want a striker who can score goals for them as a target striker in the Championship nest season.
Daryl cost us about £3M from Ipswich and has turned into a real Newcastle fan favorite because of his common sense, maturity and professionalism.
Both lads have been good signings, but are now not needed in the Premier League.
Newcastle will be hoping to recuperate at least the £8M we paid out for the two players last summer and maybe even more than that.
Grant Hanley made 16 total appearances for us last summer with 11 starts and Daryl Murphy made 19 appearances, 8 starts and scored an impressive 6 goals.
Daryl Murphy – 34 year-old Newcastle striker
Maybe Daryl will return to Ipswich Town who missed him big time last season according to manager Mick McCarthy.
Wolves are already interested in Hanley, but we expect the center-back to be in big demand with top Championship clubs this summer.
Both of them did a good job for Newcastle United last season and we thank them for that – they will not be forgotten by our fans.