Newcastle Striker Set To Leave The Club Imminently


Nottingham Forest are currently holding advanced talks with Newcastle with well-respected striker Daryl Murphy before he makes an expected £2M transfer from Newcastle to the City Ground.

The report is in the Nottingham Post and says that Daryl – who scored a good six goals for Newcastle in the Championship last season – will be offered a two-year contract.

We expect Daryl to leave Newcastle this summer, if only because he would do a good job at any Championship club looking for promotion next season.

He was great for Newcastle last season in the 18 appearances he made and he scored a good 6 goals with one assist.

Daryl Murphy in action for Newcastle last season

When top scorer Dwight Gayle was injured early in the year with his hamstring problem, in came Daryl and he scored some important goals for us as well as being a first class professional, who was a positive voice in the dressing room.

The Nottingham Post are reporting that Murphy, who is at the Newcastle training camp at Carton House in Dublin this week, could even have a medical by Saturday ahead of a transfer to the City Ground.

It looks like Newcastle have agreed on the £2M fee which is reasonable, but Sunderland and Birmingham City are also keen on the player and Daryl may want to talk to all three clubs if they meet Newcastle’s £2M asking price.

Certainly, Daryl will leave Newcastle with sincere thanks from the Geordie fans for helping us get promoted last season.

He’s a good footballer and a good man.

Comments welcome.



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94 comments so far

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Jul 20, 2017 at 8:48 AM

    Comment #1

    Mag52

    My priorities would be first a goalkeeper – as I don’t rate our keepers – all might be great shot stoppers but there is a lot more than shot stopping – all above average but not outstanding.

    i) We need a keeper that can command his six yard box come and either punch it or better catch and be able to throw it to one of our players to set up a attack.

    ii) And be able to play the ball out/comfortable with his feet and pass to our players

    which none our keepers are capable of

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  • Bobbybee

    Jul 20, 2017 at 9:00 AM

    Comment #2

    Good luck big Murph, it’s been a pleasure. Go and score goals against the mackems for us. 🙂

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Jul 20, 2017 at 9:03 AM

    Comment #3

    All the best Murp. 😎

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  • Ron Knee

    Jul 20, 2017 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #4

    Murphy cost NUFC £4million.

    “Daryl Murphy’s final transfer fee £4million – after a promotion-payment clause was triggered following Newcastle United’s return to the Premier League.”

    Excellent value!

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  • Markaccus

    Jul 20, 2017 at 9:09 AM

    Comment #5

    Cheers and good luck, Murph
    So, 2M plus the 6M for the kid who wants to play for everton, means another 8M into the kitty for incoming players.

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  • Jack Root

    Jul 20, 2017 at 9:13 AM

    Comment #6

    Charlie
    Your requirements in a goalkeeper match those of Pep’s and explains why he got rid of Hart. I see the importance in a 4-2-3-1 system and counter attacking to be able to distribute well. Having seen Woodman playing for England he fits the bill and given time could realistically be our custodian for as long as Krul. He just needs time and games to gain experience and not be blocked in his progression.

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jul 20, 2017 at 9:15 AM

    Comment #7

    Morning Ron…they never do mate

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Jul 20, 2017 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #8

    Jack
    I don’t see Woodman ready for this season but if we could get a keeper in with the atributes of commanding his six yard box, use of feet and distribution then I would think this would bring on Woodman. So me I would get rid of Krul not the same since his shouldr injury and Elliott who is good shot stopper but his distribution is woeful and takes to long to decide what he is going to do when he has the ball. Keepers new bloke, darlow (looks like he is hgoing though) and Woodman

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jul 20, 2017 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #9

    We paid a bit over the odds for Murphy no doubt…but it was always a bit of a panic buy!

    …he did what was required though – £2M seems more accurate

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  • Ron Knee

    Jul 20, 2017 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #10

    The sun’s up and they’re still posting, jesper. Strange!

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  • RolandoOverhead

    Jul 20, 2017 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #11

    Best of luck to Murphy, showed last season that he still has it and not mere tap-ins either.

    RE Lewis Gibson, lets be brutally honest here, though it pains me to say, the Toon’s ability to turn potential into quality players is absolutely woeful.
    Our last little group who made it consists of Saylor, Dummy and Carroll, and to be fair £30m for Carroll was silly money, none are world beaters, are they.
    The blame game can be pointed all the way back to the scrapping our youth team, but regardless it’s a glaring problem which needs addressing. If we can’t manage to bring players along, what is the actual point of us having an academy?

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  • posada

    Jul 20, 2017 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #12

    So, young Jacob Morphy is originally from Ashington.

    Does that mean he will be called Wor Jakey.

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  • lochinvar

    Jul 20, 2017 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #13

    I thought Lewis Gibson was subject to £6m bid from Everton as he is now 17 and nothing is agreed.
    Does that mean he actually now has a professional contract with NUFC hence the bid.
    Otherwise why the transfer fee ?
    Can we not offer him the right deal now and let him develop here as this is where he wants to be ?
    Or are Everton simply offering him more dollar because they’re splashing money all over the place.
    Slow start day for me – perhaps someone could enlighten me

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  • lesh

    Jul 20, 2017 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #14

    Ron Knee @4

    I wonder if Ashley and Carr changed their view about Murphy who in their eyes would’ve been a poor investment given his age and no potential for sell-on profit?

    Six goals at a cost of £660k each…..

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 20, 2017 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #15

    Posada,
    His parents are from Birtley and Aershington, he was born in Wembley, call him wor Jake if you want though it’s got a ring to it 😀

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 20, 2017 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #16

    lesh,

    Luckily we weren’t relying on a board made up from an elderly scout, an after dinner speaker and a Penfold to decide our promotion strategy.

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jul 20, 2017 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #17

    Ron…they are becoming daywalkers it seems

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  • Bobbybee

    Jul 20, 2017 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #18

    Lesh, that was part of the deal Rafa asked for. He agrees with the sign young bit but also asked to be able to deviate from it if he thinks it necessary. Ashley agreed.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 20, 2017 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #19

    Murphys goals were invaluable, which again raises the question, had Gayle not been injured and Mitro been more reliable meaning Murphy didn’t feature at all would that have made him a dud?

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  • ToonTime

    Jul 20, 2017 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #20

    Lochinvar #13,

    If a club wants to buy a scholarship player (no professional contract) the buying club has to pay compensation for the money NUFC have spent developing him. If they can’t agree a figure, and it seems like they have, then it goes to the arbitration for sport.

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jul 20, 2017 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #21

    lesh…any prolific or experience striker with champ experience would have scored for us last season…hardly a surprise Murph scored 6 goals

    …would have been surprised if he didn’t! He was overpriced no doubt…

    I think the highest fee ever paid for him was £200k or something

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 20, 2017 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #22

    How do we know that the young lad isn’t a staunch makem and can’t wait to get away.

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  • ToonTime

    Jul 20, 2017 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #23

    Contrary to what most on here seem to think, last time we were in the Premier League we were 5th in the table of teams who had the most youth team graduates on their books. Only behind Arsenal, Spurs, Southampton and Man Utd.

    Krul, Dummett, Taylor, Ameobi, Aarons, Armstrong and Ferguson.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 20, 2017 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #24

    Jesper,
    And how many that were recently championship top scorer were available for 4M pounds, could have signed Ross Mcormack for 12M, that worked out well.

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  • Jack Root

    Jul 20, 2017 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #25

    Charlie
    I would sell Darlow. His decision making and communication I find worrying and he could be found out in the PL and derail early doors. Rafa could well bring in a short term experienced keeper to supplement the dilsh. Woodman is in waiting.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 20, 2017 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #26

    Celtic paid a million Jesper.

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jul 20, 2017 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #27

    I forgot about Celtic…think Murph has as well

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jul 20, 2017 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #28

    He was still a panicbuy and overpriced

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  • Klatoon

    Jul 20, 2017 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #29

    Our sunday league keeper costs us atleast 2 goals a game, he does show up drunk, mind. But he does come for crosses and commands his box…not much difference

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 20, 2017 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #30

    Jesper,
    That is a matter of opinion, he sat in the background waiting for his chance without complaint and scored some vitally important goals, the winner at Brentford which I saw live being one of them.

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  • Levi

    Jul 20, 2017 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #31

    To be fair I think I would have kept murphy. It’s no secret we need another top class striker so as a 3rd or 4th choice (depending on where you think perez plays) I would keep him. Hate to say It would sell mitro. Would get more money for him

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 20, 2017 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #32

    Levi,
    I’d like to think that there are plans in place to bring in a huge upgrade on Murphy.

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  • martoon

    Jul 20, 2017 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #33

    I know I’d rather pay £2m for a proven goal scorer in the Championship than £6m for an untried 17 year old who may or may not make grade.
    Jesper – I don’t know why you think we overpaid for him – the goals he scored were invaluable and probably the difference between automatic promotion and being in the lottery of the playoffs – you can’t put a price on that.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 20, 2017 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #34

    martoon,
    For whatever reason, since his return Jesper has poured scorn on everything and anything we’ve done.

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jul 20, 2017 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #35

    Well martoon since you ask…both you and others argue Murph was invaluable to us and lesh even put a price on his goals…if he was not overpriced at 4M why hasn’t his stock gone up or just maintained the status quo?

    You don’t have to agree but at least accept the argument…

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  • RUNAWAY777

    Jul 20, 2017 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #36

    No stopping Everton in this transfer window and now there after Olivier Giroud and Gylfi Sigurdsson could have a decent team this season, just hope we buy two 20 plus million players but I have my doubts at the min lads

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  • Jib

    Jul 20, 2017 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #37

    Daryl Murphy was brought in on August 2016
    as were :-
    Ciaran Clark
    Mohamed Diame
    DeAndre Yedlin
    Achraf Lazaar
    Christian Atsu

    Wow that’s a lot of panic buying
    😀

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jul 20, 2017 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #38

    Nott Forest just put a £2M on that it seems

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  • Jib

    Jul 20, 2017 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #39

    Rafa bought DM for £3m knowing he had a long term calf injury
    His staff assessed it and confirmed he would be back to match fitness by Jan 2017.
    Rafa brought him in to train with the squad until he made a full recovery.
    That’s what you call forward planning !.

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  • The overrated Frenchman

    Jul 20, 2017 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #40

    Agree, wouldn’t call it panic buying Jib. Just a load of dead wood who will most likely all be disposed of or prove to be totally useless in the Premier League. I’d call it short-sighted and poorly judged. But not panic, no.

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