It looks like Daryl Murphy is ready to leave Newcastle and we thought it may have taken a bit longer for the former Ipswich and Sunderland striker to get a new club this summer.
But it looks like he’s agreed a deal with Nottingham Forest and the Irishman flew back to the UK yesterday – presumably to complete the deal.
The news about the £2M deal has been reported by Sky Sports.
Daryl Murphy – while at Newcastle
34-year-old Daryl Murphy has agreed a three year deal with Forest so he will be 37 when he comes to the end of his contract; it’s an excellent deal for Daryl and not a bad one for Newcastle either.
Daryl had shown he can score goals in the Championship if given the games and last season he scored six goals in just 18 appearances for Newcastle, mostly as a substitute.
Back in the 2014-2015 season while still at Ipswich he scored a good 27 goals in only 44 league appearances for the Tractor Boys.
He has joined up with Forest manager Mark Warburton as almost a direct replacement for Britt Assombalonga, who was signed by Championship club Middlesbrough for a club record £15M only three days ago.
So Forest lost no time bringing in a replacement for just £2M.
This is an excellent deal for Daryl and he deserves it because he certainly was a first class professional in his year on Tyneside and we appreciate everything he did for Newcastle last season to get us promoted
With 17-year-old Newcastle defender Gibson almost ready to sign for Everton for £6M after Rafa accepted the Toffee’s bid we are starting to get some extra money to spend in this transfer window,
But in the case of Lewis, we’d be happier if he agreed a deal to stay at Newcastle.
What do you think?
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