Newcastle United have submitted the expected improved offer to Norwich in an effort to force through the move of their 22 year-old England U21 winger Jacob Murphy to the Magpies.
Th offer seems to match what Norwich were looking for according to the Northern Echo yesterday – it’s £10M cash up front and a series of add-on payments based on various achievements of Murphy in a Newcastle shirt – including the number of first team appearances.
It’s thought the extra payments amount to £2M in total.
22 year-old Norwich winger Jacob Murphy
Rafa Benitez will take the first team squad to Ireland for a training camp in Dublin this weekend and he would love for Jacob to be signed so the youngster can train with his new team mates.
New Norwich Sporting Director Stuart Webber has repeatedly said the Canaries will only sell Murphy on their terms.
But according to the Northern Echo yesterday after the initial bid of 8M was turned down, Norwich indicated they wanted another £2M up front and £2M in later add-ons based on Murphy’s performance for Newcastle.
That basically would increase the Newcastle offer by as much as 50% and it looks like we have done that.
Newcastle seem to have met the criteria and if that’s true we could hear back from Norwich today.
The next step would be a medical, since there should be no problem agreeing terms for the flying winger.
Jacob has been on loan at lots of different clubs to gain first team experience including Swindon Town, Southend United, Blackpool, Scunthorpe United and Coventry City.
In total Jacob has played 76 times on loan with 16 goals and in the 2015-2016 season he scored 11 goals in 40 appearances for Coventry City.
He has played for the England U18, U19, U20 and U21 sides and played for England in the European Championships in Poland recently when we lost on penalties to Germany in the semi-final and he was one of England’s outstanding players.
Last season he was impressive and scored 9 goals and had 8 assists in 40 appearances for Norwich City in the Championship.
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