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.