Rafa Benitez Makes Move For New £8M Priority Signing

Norwich City winger Jacob Murphy had an excellent first season in the first team last term scoring 9 goals and 8 assists in the 40 total games he played for the East Anglia club.

The season before that he was on loan at Coventry City at the same time as Newcastle’s Adam Armstrong and scored 10 goals and 10 assists in 43 total games, so the 22 year-old has had two good seasons running.

And there’s news today the England U21 International is now a priority target for Newcastle.

22 year-old Norwich City winger Jacob Murphy

The news is in the Mirror and Newcastle are hoping to tie up the player for £8M and if we can do that it would be a good signing for us.

Jacob has a twin brother Josh who also plays at Norwich.

Jacob was in the England U21 squad that was beaten by Germany on penalties in the final in Poland.

On June 25th it was reported in the Chronicle that Newcastle were putting in an initial bid of £8M for the forward, but the Canaries apparently want up to £12M for their star player.

Southampton and Crystal Palace are also said to be interested in Murphy.

Jacob’s twin brother Josh is also at Norwich and they were born in Wembley and they joined Norwich City 11 years ago, back in 2006 when they were just 11 years old.

Jacob has been on loan at lots of different clubs to gain first team experience and those clubs include Swindon Town, Southend United, Blackpool, Scunthorpe United and Coventry City.

He has played for the England U18, U19, U20 and U21 sides and his twin brother Josh has played for the England U18, U19 and U20 sides and he is also attracting attention – but apparently not from Newcastle.

Jacob Murphy would be a very good signing for Newcastle for only £8M if we can get him at that price.

It would ve very good to make another signing this week – our third of the summer.

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