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Rafa Benitez Makes Move For New £8M Priority Signing

Norwich City winger Jacob Murphy had an excellent first season in the first team last term scoring 9 goals and 8 assists in the 40 total games he played for the East Anglia club.

The season before that he was on loan at Coventry City at the same time as Newcastle’s Adam Armstrong and scored 10 goals and 10 assists in 43 total games, so the 22 year-old has had two good seasons running.

And there’s news today the England U21 International is now a priority target for Newcastle.

22 year-old Norwich City winger Jacob Murphy

The news is in the Mirror and Newcastle are hoping to tie up the player for £8M and if we can do that it would be a good signing for us.

Jacob has a twin brother Josh who also plays at Norwich.

Jacob was in the England U21 squad that was beaten by Germany on penalties in the final in Poland.

On June 25th it was reported in the Chronicle that Newcastle were putting in an initial bid of £8M for the forward, but the Canaries apparently want up to £12M for their star player.

Southampton and Crystal Palace are also said to be interested in Murphy.

Jacob’s twin brother Josh is also at Norwich and they were born in Wembley and they 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.

He has played for the England U18, U19, U20 and U21 sides and his twin brother Josh has played for the England U18, U19 and U20 sides and he is also attracting attention – but apparently not from Newcastle.

Jacob Murphy would be a very good signing for Newcastle for only £8M if we can get him at that price.

It would ve very good to make another signing this week – our third of the summer.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

13 comments so far

  • Dingo†®

    Jul 10, 2017 at 7:59 AM

    Comment #1


  • martoon

    Jul 10, 2017 at 8:06 AM

    Comment #2

    We seem to be linked with a lot of wingers but recently not many strikers which I think we all agree that we need!

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 10, 2017 at 8:07 AM

    Comment #3

    I’ve stopped taking notice on who we’re linked with, it’s no good for our well being, just waiting for the breaking news bit.

  • frankie

    Jul 10, 2017 at 8:15 AM

    Comment #4

    I don’t think the calibre of players we’ve bought so far and are linked with are anywhere near what most fans were expecting after promotion.

  • expatmag

    Jul 10, 2017 at 8:27 AM

    Comment #5


    In all honesty, I feel the likes of Gayle Mitrovic Dejong Perez will surprise a few on here uf given the right service especjally from the flanks

  • nufc 11

    Jul 10, 2017 at 8:27 AM

    Comment #6

    So much for the war chest available to rafa seems like were scrapping the barrel with these signings one very very obvious fact is that premier league is a brutal brutal league and any unprepared team will be fished out and hung out to dry.

  • sing in the corner

    Jul 10, 2017 at 8:28 AM

    Comment #7

    I think Norwich will slam the door in our face unless we offer substantially better offer than £8million. Football is hell bent on eating itself, I am sure, and transfer fees are like a run away train. But the reality is if we want this guy, and dither for a few more days someone else will come along and trump our low bid. He isn’t even in sight of the line, never mind over it.

  • Jib

    Jul 10, 2017 at 8:35 AM

    Comment #8

    With us scheduled to play Ian Cathro’s Hearts side in Edinburgh on Friday
    Then Preston North End and Bradford the following Saturday and Wednesday.
    Then two matches im Deutschland the following Sat and Wed after that , it looks like the jaunt to County Clare for a week may have been knocked on the head (unless they slipped off there unannounced last Thursday – the last training pics were Wednesday gone)

  • expatmag

    Jul 10, 2017 at 8:35 AM

    Comment #9

    Where are our strengths and weaknesses?

    In my opinion, the following beeded as a priority:

    A creative centeal midfielder like Shelvey
    A quick wi ger with the ability to cross acurately

    The remaining positions can be filled after assessment has been completed on those who have returned from loan

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 10, 2017 at 8:39 AM

    Comment #10

    So there lies the problem, we signed too many players last summer, despite letting three of our six defenders go the managers wisdom of bringing in extra cover is being questioned and for the sucess of Gayle, Ritchie and Clarke, he’s under fire for Sels and Lazaar. Maybe that’s why he’s being so careful this time round.

  • nufc 11

    Jul 10, 2017 at 8:40 AM

    Comment #11

    Seems like MA and LC are happy with a bottom 4 finish this season and that won’t wash with rafa teams like wba and Burnley Watford are above us nowadays so we have hope Huddersfield, Brighton Palace don’t have good seasons or were back down because the morons running the club won’t back rafa

  • Jib

    Jul 10, 2017 at 8:57 AM

    Comment #12

    County Kildare even

  • Jib

    Jul 10, 2017 at 9:01 AM

    Comment #13

    Rafa’s problems stem from the fact he was totally focused on escaping the Championship last summer and put some of Carr’s/McClaren’s unwanted players on the back burner and just loaned them out.
    This has come to bite him in the ass now , with his own deadwood being added to that of previous regimes’.


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