Newcastle United have finally had their bid for Jacob Murphy accepted at £10M up front and with £2M add-ons based on his performance at Newcastle.
The England U-21 winger is expected to join up with the first team squad in Dublin as soon as possible so he can get to know his team-mates once the deal has been completed.
The player who was a Newcastle fan as a boy is currently in Dusseldorf, Germany with the Norwich squad – and he is due to fly directly to Dublin to complete the move.
22 year-old Jacob Murphy – fee agreed with Norwich City
The lad wanted to join Newcastle and he has made that abundantly clear.
Last season Jacob scored 9 goals and had 8 assists in the 40 total games he played for the Canaries in the Championship.
The season before that he was on loan at Coventry City with Newcastle’s Adam Armstrong and he scored 10 goals and had 10 assists in the 43 total games he played in that season.
And in the European U-21 Championships in Poland earlier this summer, he was one of England’s best players as we reached the semi-final stage of the tournament before we went out on penalties after the score was 2-2 after extra time.
This is a good signing for Newcastle and the most we will pay is the full £12M, which is a decent deal in today’s very inflated transfer market.
Hopefully, there will be more new signings soon too.
Howay The Lads!!