Newcastle fans have taken to Twitter to discuss the imminent signing of 22 year-old Jacob Murphy and 23 year-old Javier Manquillo.
Most fans seem to link this with replacing Vurnon Anita at right back and Yoan Gouffran.
We got £5M for Anita from Leeds United and Yoan was a free agent and we are paying £10M initially for Murphy and maybe as much as £4M for Javier Manquillo if that – although we’ve seen no estimates of how much Javier would cost – but has just one year left on his Atletico Madrid contract.
22 year-old Jacon Murphy in Emngland’s colors
So we have paid a net of around 9M for Murphy and Manquillo and both are in the early 20s and they are ones for the future now at Newcastle and hopefully, Rafa can get the best out of the two toungsters.
Here are some good comments coming from Newcastle fans who seem to be generally pleased with the capture of the two youngsters – especially Jacob Murphy.
— Football News Live (@FootballNews756) July 19, 2017
Did I miss us announcing Murphy and Manquillo? #nufc
— James Baxter (@ToonJames) July 19, 2017
Delighted with Murphy signing. Looked very dynamic at Norwich and has a goal threat. Manquillo I imagine will be a utility full back #nufc
— Nick French (@NickFrenchNUFC) July 19, 2017
We’ll have spent over 30 million by time Manquillo and Murphy confirmed. AND moved a lot of dead wood. Still work ro be done though. #NUFC
— Burnsie (@BenArfaChance) July 19, 2017
#NUFC Atsu, Lejeune, Yarney, O’Connor, Murphy and Manquillo, all in for approx. £30M – similar to what Chelsea paid for Rudiger. Good value.
— Paul Laverick (@PaulLaverick1) July 19, 2017
Like the following tweet
I want nothing more than Daryl Murphy to stay and score the winning goal in the FA Cup Final with Javier Manquillo opening the scoring #nufc
— Wayne Roberts (@WayneRoberts_87) July 18, 2017
Murphy & Manquillo may underwhelm a few but surely we can all agree it’s an upgrade on Gouffran and Anita?
— Black&WhiteBarmy (@BlackWhiteBarmy) July 18, 2017
I can see Murphy making a real impact. Manquillo still has time to improve, Rafa is the man to help him do that #NUFC
— Tristan (@TotalTristan) July 18, 2017
Excited for Murphy but totally unmoved by Manquillo. Whats worrying me is the lack of x2 £20m+ players we desepratly need to survive #NUFC
— Matt (@MattBlanckley) July 18, 2017
Atsu, Lejeune, Murphy, Manquillo…if we can bring in a #10, a keeper, and a striker, I’ll be more than happy. #NUFC
— The Exiled Geordies (@NUFC_Podcast) July 18, 2017
It seems to be a one in-one out policy. Murphy for gouff. Manquillo for Anita. Armstrong is gone, striker in soon? #nufc
— Liam (@ldabbs89) July 18, 2017
Almost signed two players in one day for with Murphy and Manquillo and people are still moaning we are signing nobody #NUFC ?
— Steven Johnson ???? (@GeordieLad10) July 18, 2017