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Improved Offer Submitted For Jacob Murphy – Meets Norwich’s Valuation

Newcastle United have submitted the expected improved offer to Norwich in an effort to force through the move of their 22 year-old England U21 winger Jacob Murphy to the Magpies.

Th offer seems to match what Norwich were looking for according to the Northern Echo yesterday – it’s £10M cash up front and a series of add-on payments based on various achievements of Murphy in a Newcastle shirt – including the number of first team appearances.

It’s thought the extra payments amount to £2M in total.

22 year-old Norwich winger Jacob Murphy

Rafa Benitez will take the first team squad to Ireland for a training camp in Dublin this weekend and he would love for Jacob to be signed so the youngster can train with his new team mates.

New Norwich Sporting Director Stuart Webber has repeatedly said the Canaries will only sell Murphy on their terms.

But according to the Northern Echo yesterday after the initial bid of 8M was turned down,  Norwich indicated they wanted another £2M up front and £2M in later add-ons based on Murphy’s performance for Newcastle.

That basically would increase the Newcastle offer by as much as  50% and it looks like we have done that.

Newcastle seem to have met the criteria and if that’s true we could hear back from Norwich today.

The next step would be a medical, since there should be no problem agreeing terms for the flying winger.

Jacob has been on loan at lots of different clubs to gain first team experience including 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 City.

He has played for the England U18, U19, U20 and U21 sides and played for England in the European Championships in Poland recently when we lost on penalties to Germany in the semi-final and he was one of England’s outstanding players.

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

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

20 comments so far

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 15, 2017 at 7:53 AM

    Comment #1

    Sign him up, put a smile on our faces.
    I just don’t get it, we won last night, just about the whole team got a run out with our top scorer bagging a brace and a player of real quality playing for 75 minutes and was great by all accounts, this prompts the same group of posters to automatically say we are in for a long hard season and this team will get murdered in the PL???

  • geordiemark

    Jul 15, 2017 at 7:54 AM

    Comment #2

    I wouldn’t have paid it to be honest, 12 million a lot of money for a player who hasn’t played in the top league, how many wingers do we need for gods sake, its defenders and playmakers we are crying out for and a top striker

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 15, 2017 at 7:58 AM

    Comment #3

    I wonder if they’re going to keep Hanley as back up CB and have Mbemba as RB with Yedlin, still need a quality LB, ST, DM and AM, I’d love to know who Rafa is planning to keep and what positions he’s actually looking to strengthen, not to fussed knowing who he’s after, that’s maybe asking too much, but what positions would be nice. I suppose if he told us that and didn’t get them then it lets the likes of Colback know he wasn’t wanted afterall.

  • Novocastrian66

    Jul 15, 2017 at 8:00 AM

    Comment #4

    Murphy would. Be a good acquisition in my view, even at £12m. I don’t see many media agencies breaking this news, I woukd like to see more confirmation before getting over confident on him signing.

  • RUNAWAY777

    Jul 15, 2017 at 8:03 AM

    Comment #5

    How much we paying for him jail I know you said there talent there in him bro

  • lesh

    Jul 15, 2017 at 8:03 AM

    Comment #6

    Jail @1

    Negative posts? Not me pal, well not this time 😉

    Let’s get young Murphy into the fold and over to Ireland pronto and Charnley can kick on wrapping up the other signings Rafa’s asked for.

  • RUNAWAY777

    Jul 15, 2017 at 8:06 AM

    Comment #7

    Hibbit you got any up to date news our just the same rubbish going round

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Jul 15, 2017 at 8:10 AM

    Comment #8

    First goal – absolute touch of class from Ding Dong the pull-back turn and through ball brilliant – Keep him fit then it will be like a new signing – guy has class but we have seen very little of it.

    Sounds like he had a decent game

  • sing in the corner

    Jul 15, 2017 at 8:13 AM

    Comment #9

    It’s probably my heart ruling my head yet again, but how refreshing is it to learn a young player is openly keen as mustard to come to the Toon, basically issuing a come and get me plea?
    Turning down other offers if the talk is to believed. (!)


    Jul 15, 2017 at 8:18 AM

    Comment #10

    Friendlies are meaningless though mate. de Jong has always been class but we know we will be incredibly luck to have him appear in half our games, Gayle again is class but his hamstrings are worrying

    I struggle to be too happy over friendlies am afraid or be upset for tgat matter


    Jul 15, 2017 at 8:20 AM

    Comment #11

    On Murphy am still excited to see him come in seems underrated by a few on here he’s like Aaron’s if he could of stayed fit after his ‘break through’

  • giimps

    Jul 15, 2017 at 8:23 AM

    Comment #12

    It’s always nice to see us win ,but it’s a long season and Rafa will probably know who’s staying and who’s going……..I would keep Dejong as he brings something not many have……the ability to pick the right pass under pressure and keep the ball moving forwards quickly

  • JP...from The Rock

    Jul 15, 2017 at 8:26 AM

    Comment #13

    Ed..what do I think?..well this is great news and even better news would be that you have a clean bill of health.

    I really wish u all the best. You’re legend for setting this blog up years ago and bringing us toon crazy fans together from all over the world. You’re a legend in my eyes and I admire your incredible determination to continue to supply us with loads of articles daily. Really want one of your next headlines to be that you’ve given the all clear and you should have no more treatment just an annual check up. I really appreciate all your hard work Ed as we do all. God bless you my fellow Geordie friend.

  • Ron Knee

    Jul 15, 2017 at 8:27 AM

    Comment #14

    Well said, JP.

  • LGFUAD21

    Jul 15, 2017 at 8:37 AM

    Comment #15

    Lets not go overbard about De Jongs sublime assist yesterday but i do think he should be given a fair crack in pre season.

    He was a very good player before injuries set in and we lacked a number 10 of his intelligence last season.

    Peez may perform better in the prem but he is still very inconsistent and so too was diame.

  • LGFUAD21

    Jul 15, 2017 at 8:40 AM

    Comment #16

    Im not knocking murphy. I just think we need a safer bet to sty up.

    But he is a toon fan and i think last season we saw what a little extra passion for the club can do. Last time we stayed up purely down to the passion of the likes of barton and nolan. Hopefully we’ll get that again from these lads who seem a good group.

  • LGFUAD21

    Jul 15, 2017 at 8:43 AM

    Comment #17


    Mbemba at rb. Oh god please no. I rate his potential as a cb (still very young) but hes hopeless out wide. Lets not do another Mapou and waste a talented ball playing defender on the flanks.

    This is the hardest transfer window for armchair managers. Weve been burnt on these so called “hidden rough diamonds” before and the proven players are costing astronomical fees.

  • Jib

    Jul 15, 2017 at 8:45 AM

    Comment #18

    Liverpoo are after a 22 year old central midfielder from Guinea
    Naby Keita
    He’s got great potential

    In Europe he started in the French 7th tier
    2013–2014 FC Istres 23(4)

    Then the Austrian Bundesliga
    2014–2016 Red Bull Salzburg 59(17)

    Then Salzburg’s sister club in the
    German Bundesliga
    2016–2017 RB Leipzig 31(8)

    He’s improving steadily

    Heres the stinger

    He’s valued by whoever owns him (presumably some part of Red Bull)
    at £70 million

    Liverpool offered £52 million

    They have settled on £60 million !!!!!!!

    Dear God

  • giimps

    Jul 15, 2017 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #19

    Surely that must be some form of money laundering scam……..maybe we should put the price for Riviere up to 80m, after all he did score goals in the premier league so in essence he is a premier league striker………….where’s his YouTube clips vid again, “PENFOLD”

  • Moonraker15

    Jul 15, 2017 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #20

    We paid 12 million for Ritchie and 13 for Mitro so this lad is worth the money. If Rafa rates him that’s good enough for me! Pay up its peanuts!


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