Newcastle fans have taken to Twitter about the Jacob Murphy potential deal – and there are various estimates as to how much the lad will cost.
It looks like £10M will not do it – if Newcastle bid that today – which is expected.
But there are indications that £10M with £2M add-ons if Jacob does well at Newcastle – could get the deal done, but Norwich are also reported to be digging in their heels on the price.
Surely we cannot go through another long drawn-out bartering war with another club and come away with nothing?
Yes – we suppose it’s possible, but at some point Newcastle have to bite the bullet and pay the going price for a good young player who Rafa wants.
This has all been painful so far – the way Newcastle are negotiating – it’s the old (stingy) Newcastle in action.
It’s worth paying an extra (measly) £2M for Jacob at this stage of the summer just to get another player into the club!
We should remember we’ll probably get £125M next May from the Premier League and at some point Newcatsle must look at the bigger picture, rather than simply trying to get a good deal for every single transfer.
Here are some typical comments about Jacob Murphy who was a Newcastle fan when young and has Tyneside roots.
Hope we don’t lose out on this Jacob Murphy deal now #Nufc
— glennog (@glenn2502) July 13, 2017
— James Eccles (@Eccl3s) July 13, 2017
— Iain Kay (@iainpaulkay1991) July 13, 2017
Jacob Murphy is prepared to submit a transfer request in an attempt to force a move to #NUFC. Norwich want £12M for him. [Northern Echo]
— NUFC 360 (@NUFC360) July 14, 2017
Jacob Murphy has told Norwich City he wants to sign for #NUFC
— The Mag Pint (@themagpint) July 13, 2017
Biggest thing about Jacob Murphy: he’s light on his feet but can body up against a defender. Not a lightweight. I’d take him. -alex #NUFC
— The Exiled Geordies (@NUFC_Podcast) July 13, 2017
— NUFC Index (@NUFC_Index) July 14, 2017
#NUFC are told they will have to pay £10m for Jacob Murphy, plus another £2m in potential add-ons [Daily Star].
— NUFC 360 (@NUFC360) July 13, 2017
Just pay Norwich the amount they want for Jacob Murphy so we can finally send Gouffran to China #NUFC ????
— ??Ryan?? (@RyanIcardi99) July 13, 2017
— ian pearce (@IanIanpearce) July 13, 2017