web analytics

Newcastle To Fall Short With Opening Bid For Impressive English Winger

The news today is that Rafa Benitez is not happy with the level of incoming transfer business achieved at Newcastle and the Spanish manager will be coming in from his home –  in the Wirral near Liverpool – in the next few days to get everything set up for preseason training which starts a week tomorrow.

And you can bet your life that Lee Charnley is trying his very best to complete some deals next week so that we have some new faces for July 3rd – in addition to the already signed Christian Atsu.

One player we are reported to be going after is Norwich City’s 22 year-old forward Jacob Murphy who is currently with the England U21 squad in Poland and getting ready to play in the semi-final of that tournament.

Norwich City’s 22 year-old forward Jacob Murphy

The Chronicle is reporting today that Newcastle are putting in an initial bid of £8M for the forward, but the Canaries will turn that down as they want up to £12M for their star player.

Jacob has a twin brother Josh who is also at Norwich and they were born in Wembley and they both joined Norwich City 11 years ago, back in 2006 when they were just 11 years old.

Jacob has been on loan at lots of different clubs to gain first team experience and those clubs include Swindon Town, Southend United, Blackpool, Scunthorpe United and Coventry City.

In total Jacob has played 76 times on loan with 16 goals and in the 2015-2016 season he scored 11 goals in 40 appearances for Coventry so was on loan at that time with Adam Armstrong who scored 20 goals in 40 appearances for the Sky Blues.

He has played for the England U18, U19, U20 and U21 sides and is currently playing for England in the European Championships in Poland and he’s looking good.

Last season he was impressive and scored 9 goals and had 8 assists in 40 appearances for Norwich City in the Championship.

Josh and Jacob Murphy – Jacob is on the right!

His twin Josh has played for the England U18, U19 and U20 sides and is also attracting attention because of his good play – in fact last season Josh played 36 games for Norwich and scored 10 goals and had 9 assists.

Maybe we should sign them both?

In the poll we put out earlier today most Newcastle fans would rather pay the extra and bring in Leicester City winger Demarai Gray for £20M.

What Deal Would Be The Best One For Newcastle?

View Results
Loading ... Loading ...

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

37 comments so far

  • RUNAWAY777

    Jun 25, 2017 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #1

    Mad sunday springs to mind

  • jazzyp

    Jun 25, 2017 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #2

    Newcastle united fall short in a bid for a player

    Never heard of that before

  • lesh

    Jun 25, 2017 at 3:02 PM

    Comment #3

    Norwich want £12m, we offer £8m? Why do we pi$$ about trying to negotiate? Why not make an offer nearer the reported asking price and take it from there?

    Ffs, it’s as though Ashley’s got the Maybot and Davis to try to do our buying thus leading to a dogs breakfast of a window.

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Jun 25, 2017 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #4

    Totally agree – pissed of by the way we haggle over a million here a million there – If the Manager wants the player then F**kin spend the money.
    £12 million is nowt these days in the World of the Premiership

  • north east lincs toon

    Jun 25, 2017 at 3:18 PM

    Comment #5

    F@ck this transfer b@llocks it’s a joke I will come back in august might know something then

  • WLtoon

    Jun 25, 2017 at 3:20 PM

    Comment #6

    So Benitez has got free reign regarding signing players? Who are we trying to kid. this window has got the days of old written all over it.
    Supposedly Rafa wanted up to 6 players through the door by July 3rd, well at this rate he will be lucky to have one.

  • TudorCrisps

    Jun 25, 2017 at 3:23 PM

    Comment #7

    Just seen charnley at greggs told me to expect first singing by Wednesday…

  • Thump

    Jun 25, 2017 at 3:25 PM

    Comment #8

    Yep, it’s definitely Sunday.

  • TudorCrisps

    Jun 25, 2017 at 3:25 PM

    Comment #9


    That’s gospel, he was buying the last of the stotties

  • chicousa

    Jun 25, 2017 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #10

    All of this talk about Rafa being unhappy and possibly quitting, whether true or not, has got to be having a “wonderful” effect on the minds of any players who had been teetering on making a move to Newcastle. You would expect management to put out some sort of statement soon to reassure folks…? If not we could be witnessing another epic saga of how to mismanage a football club!

  • Phil K

    Jun 25, 2017 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #11

    Expect first “singing” ?
    What tunes he going to sing ?

  • Bobbybee

    Jun 25, 2017 at 3:39 PM

    Comment #12

    Rafa can’t be coming out every time our fans have a crisis of confidence and reassure them. This started with the Daily Mail. Who are, I believe, on the exiled list. Therefore any enquiry from them will be greeted with a polite ‘no comment’.
    Unless you hear Rafa say there’s a problem, I think you’re getting yourself worked up over nothing.
    Has Rafa even said these are our targets? No. Not one. Paper talk. Chill. No doubt Rafa has been in constant contact with Charnley and will know exactly what the situation is. If there’s a problem, he’ll let it be known. Then we can panic! 🙂

  • Bobbybee

    Jun 25, 2017 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #13

    He’s gonna sing the northern soul classic by Gene Latter – Sign on the Dotted Line

  • TudorCrisps

    Jun 25, 2017 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #14

    Hear hear Bobbybee

  • AncientC

    Jun 25, 2017 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #15

    Benitez interviewed after the 2-2 draw with QPR. A little reminder If you think Ashley & Charnley will not undermine Benitez.

    ‘It’s been a busy week for everybody, Newcastle chose not to strengthen in the window. With the benefit of hindsight and a result like tonight, is that a decision that you would like to revisit?’
    Benitez: My decision was very clear. It was not my decision.

    It’s not your decision to bring in new players?
    Benitez: It wasn’t my decision.

    Would you have liked to bring in those players?
    Benitez: It wasn’t my decision. So I said what I wanted, what I needed, what the team needed and that’s it.

  • Bobbybee

    Jun 25, 2017 at 3:58 PM

    Comment #16

    That was before he knew what had occurred. The next interview he was smiling again and shortly afterwards said nothing has changed.
    Still, if you want to immerse yourself in doom and gloom – which you appear to enjoy – fair enough. Knock yourself out. But we have been here several times since Rafa signed, with the doom and gloom coming to naught. Of course, by the law of averages, if you shout doom n gloom every time, eventually you will be right. The other times I would point out, you weren’t.
    I worry about your health mate! 🙂 All this despondency can:t be good on the old ticker.

  • WLtoon

    Jun 25, 2017 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #17

    Ashley would,nt be able to tell class if it hit him in the face., He has a man there who could be potentially our most successful manage in history yet he seems to be treating him with the same contempt as everyone else who has been employed under his tenure.

  • AncientC

    Jun 25, 2017 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #18

    Bobbybee, not trusting Ashley & Charnley isn’t a projection of how one views life in general.

  • WLtoon

    Jun 25, 2017 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #19

    Is anyone watching the Chile v Australia game. ? Im sure ive just heard the commentator say Isla, the Newcastle player.

  • Bobbybee

    Jun 25, 2017 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #20

    I know mate, I’m pulling your leg. 🙂

  • AncientC

    Jun 25, 2017 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #21

    What is that old saying, “once bitten, twice shy.” It’s been more than once with Ashley and his stooge.

  • AncientC

    Jun 25, 2017 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #22

    Ah okay, Fair deuce.

  • Tsunki

    Jun 25, 2017 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #23

    Thanks to collusion between Eds new format and the stupidity of my phone I’ve managed to post on an ancient thread twice already 🙁

    Are we really starting to give the rumour that Rafa is about to leave traction? I can see how the prat press can get five from 2+2 on this, imminent takeover in the offing, Ashley leaving the Geordies with a final raised finger etc. I can’t see it though, I mean it’s far too early doors for the gaffer to be upset by vetoes over transfers, surely?

    Would really look forward to Ashley going though. The “better the devil you know crew” would be trashing their shorts ha ha but not me
    I’m sure whoever bought in would look at his utterly disastrous record, especially given the resources he had at his disposal, and vow not to do business that way.

  • Bobbybee

    Jun 25, 2017 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #24

    If Ashley’s going to sell then I wish he’d hurry up. Never bothered me who owns us, they’re here to make money and are a necessary evil. Not many clubs find a genuine sugar daddy, they’re all in it to line their own pockets is the general rule of thumb. Either way the quicker it’s sorted the better.

  • Belfast

    Jun 25, 2017 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #25

    There was a couple of papers carried the same story Tsunki. Someone is obviously briefing them but whether it’s true or not who knows.

  • Mag52

    Jun 25, 2017 at 4:24 PM

    Comment #26


    It doesn’t take a lot for fans to get worried at the next stroke Ashley might pull.
    It was the same in the January window when it emerged, some time later, that Rafa was not best pleased when there was a quibble over what was a small amount in the grand scheme of things, and he didn’t get Townsend in.
    There might well be nothing to this, but if anyone can f..k up the most positive period I can remember for NUFC in recent years, it’s Mike Ashley.

  • Bobbybee

    Jun 25, 2017 at 4:25 PM

    Comment #27

    Belfast, it originates from the Daily Mail. Need I go on?

  • Belfast

    Jun 25, 2017 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #28

    I must say I’m not bothered about missing out on any of the players mentioned though lol

  • Bobbybee

    Jun 25, 2017 at 4:29 PM

    Comment #29

    Don’t think anybody would dispute that mag52.

  • Belfast

    Jun 25, 2017 at 4:31 PM

    Comment #30

    It was in the mirror as well from Neil Moxley.

  • Jib

    Jun 25, 2017 at 4:41 PM

    Comment #31

    We chased Mauricio Isla when he was at Juventus in 2014
    He went to loan to QPR

  • Jib

    Jun 25, 2017 at 4:43 PM

    Comment #32

    Neil Moxley is a Villa fan who hates the Toon

  • lesh

    Jun 25, 2017 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #33


    How can anyone question the accuracy of anything that appears in the Daily Mail? It’s the Tory Party’s favourite media outlet and as such it can be trusted not to publish anything that may be untrue.

    It should advise its readers to wash their hands after reading it – even on line!

  • jazzyp

    Jun 25, 2017 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #34

    If and I repeat if there was an ounce of truth in today’s rumour, And Rafa left.

    What next for Nufc ?????

  • RUNAWAY777

    Jun 25, 2017 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #35

    Here we go again rafas going to leave it is Sunday tomorrow so they need somethink for people to read or know ssles rafas going know where, when ever he does walk think he would let us no before any rag.

  • lesh

    Jun 25, 2017 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #36

    Charlie in the Gallowgate

    You might remember that Ashley seemed to quickly agree to Rafa’s demands for transfer funds, confirming he could use whatever was there.

    However and I may be wrong but isn’t the prize money from winning the Championship not due to be paid until July along with the Prem parachute payment? If that is the case, there’s probably nowt in the kitty until those payments arrive – hence no signings yet.

    Just a thought that’s there to be shot down by those more knowledgeable than I.

  • Novocastrian66

    Jun 25, 2017 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #37

    I think a Jacob Murphy would Ben a great signing. On the Rafa situation; I’m fairly sure it was the same combination of reporters that raised the January unrest which were proved to have been legitimate.
    The situation is worrying.


You must log in to post a comment.