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Newcastle Announce Jacob Murphy Signing – Third Signing Of The Summer – Official

Newcastle have just announced the signing of 22 year-old Jacob Murphy from Norwich City.

Here’s what Newcastle have just put up their website about out 3rd signing of the summer:

Newcastle United are pleased to confirm the signing of England under-21 international Jacob Murphy.

The 22-year-old winger, who has joined up with the Magpies at their training camp at Carton House in Ireland, had been with Norwich City since he was a teenager and scored against Newcastle twice in Canaries colours last season. (damn it!)

Murphy has also enjoyed a handful of productive loan spells and has already played more than 100 first-team games despite his tender age.

The boyhood Newcastle United supporter has represented his country at various age groups and recently returned from the UEFA European Under-21 Championships, where he helped England to reach the semi-finals stage.

Murphy’s parents both hail from the north-east and this is what the new signing had to say after his signing:

“It was a childhood dream of mine to represent Newcastle and the opportunity is now here. I can’t wait to get started.”

Good words there from Jacob – short and sweet.

Manager Rafa Benítez added this about his 3rd new player of the summer:

“He’s a young and talented player and hopefully, he can develop even more here.”

“We hope he can show us the passion, commitment, and ability that he showed in the Championship last season.”

We are sure this lad is going to be a very popular player for Newcastle since he was so keen to play for the club – a childhood dream to play for Newcastle United – no less.

So are we going to sign his brother in January or next summer?


This is an excellent signing for Newcastle and at a decent price too.

This should help raise the spirits of fans on Tyneside and we’ll have Javier Manquillo announced as our 4th signing of the summer, either later today or tomorrow.

Give the club some credit – we are starting to make some good progress.

Now for a striker and a playmaker as the next two players through the door – after Javier.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

31 comments so far

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 19, 2017 at 3:25 PM

    Comment #1

    OT, Bobby,
    I’ll spare the repost

  • G

    Jul 19, 2017 at 3:25 PM

    Comment #2

    Another one to hopefully shut the doom-mongers up! Welcome to the Toon son.

  • RUNAWAY777

    Jul 19, 2017 at 3:26 PM

    Comment #3

    Thank the f@ck that’s over lets move to the next one now.

  • ShirebrookToon

    Jul 19, 2017 at 3:26 PM

    Comment #4


    Totally agree in regards to Ritchie being moved to No10. He, like De Jong lacks pace but both have an eye for the killer pass.

  • RUNAWAY777

    Jul 19, 2017 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #5

    You in a good mood today jail lets get a few more over line now

  • martoon

    Jul 19, 2017 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #6

    It makes a change from the normal tunnel shot but I guess they’re still in Ireland. That pictures looks so much like somebody just shoved a shirt on him and said sit there!

  • Our Toon

    Jul 19, 2017 at 3:28 PM

    Comment #7

    Good to have him on board, manquillo to be unveiled tomorrow?

    Ritchie is a good player with crossing arguably his biggest asset, I can’t see him being a success at no10, prefer him out wide where he can switch play if needs be, cut inside and pull the trigger if needs be or put in some good crosses.

    SDJ is currently the only proper no10 we have, I’d prefer getting in another rather than trying what’s failed with Diame and Perez last season.

  • ShirebrookToon

    Jul 19, 2017 at 3:28 PM

    Comment #8

    Welcome to the Toon Murphy son. Look forward to seeing you rip Spurs back line apart next month 🙂

  • kakaobi

    Jul 19, 2017 at 3:33 PM

    Comment #9

    £12m in this day and age isn’t a lot of money for a potential England player very pleased with one

  • Budge123

    Jul 19, 2017 at 3:33 PM

    Comment #10

    They should have got him to wear the same design shirt as when he was a bairn!
    I imagine sponcers wouldn’t be happy!

    A pacey left back . back up DCM and a starting striker and that’s us done I think.

  • ShirebrookToon

    Jul 19, 2017 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #11

    Carvalho and Batshuayi next please Rafa 🙂

  • chicousa

    Jul 19, 2017 at 3:36 PM

    Comment #12

    Amen to that mate!

  • TikiTakaAcca

    Jul 19, 2017 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #13

    Another useless signing.
    Woo hoooooo!

    Waiting for all the comments of ‘OMG under the best manager ever, superior coaching of Rafa he could be the next best thing England produce.

    Average player.

  • ShirebrookToon

    Jul 19, 2017 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #14


  • ShirebrookToon

    Jul 19, 2017 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #15

    We can dream mate

  • TudorCrisps

    Jul 19, 2017 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #16

    Al tell ya what, he looksa spit if his brother mind ??

  • chicousa

    Jul 19, 2017 at 3:46 PM

    Comment #17

    In some ways the most important aspect of the Murphy signing is that Rafa is very happy with it. Whether he turns out to be a great player or not remains to be seen. But keeping Rafa happy is crucial! 🙂

  • Average_Contents

    Jul 19, 2017 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #18

    Welcome to the toon Murphy lad.

    And the knobrot post of the day award goes too……tikatakaacca.

    Well done. Before he’s even kicked a ball.

  • ToonTime

    Jul 19, 2017 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #19

    Repost from previous thread: What’s all this nonsense about Ritchie not having any pace! Pretty sure that’s why Rafa bought him. Buying wingers who don’t have pace, now that’s a new one!!!


  • Ron Knee

    Jul 19, 2017 at 3:55 PM

    Comment #20

    He seems to be signing a blank sheet of paper. Would that be a Sh*te Direct contract?

  • geordie157

    Jul 19, 2017 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #21

    Good signing and another who doesn’t see us as a stepping stone.

    Manquillo next, who for about 3mill will be an alright squad player. Was poor last season, but apart from Defoe and Pickford who wasn’t poor in that side.

    Another left back, striker, shelvey cover and ideally a no.10 next please. Although seems a keeper is coming, I’d go for that PSG one Areola (not sure how it’s spelt)

  • kc2012

    Jul 19, 2017 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #22


    Do you sleep in red & white stripey pyjamas with ‘I heart mackems’ printed on the back. Give the lad a chance

  • martoon

    Jul 19, 2017 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #23

    TikiTakaAcca – I’m probably going to regret this but why do you think Murphy is a ‘useless signing’? – he is an England U21 international after all!

  • kc2012

    Jul 19, 2017 at 3:58 PM

    Comment #24


    Carvalho and Batshuayi would be perfect signings indeed.

  • magspuggy

    Jul 19, 2017 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #25

    When you see the old guard be replaced with young keen talent its hard to see a downside.

    Wecome to the toon .

    Striker . Midfielder. Keeper.

    Lets go show the prem that the giant is awake.

    The closer to the spurs game we get the happier im becoming.

    Close season is taking forever this year.

  • Bobbybee

    Jul 19, 2017 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #26

    Jail, re Rafa’s Way, I’m thoroughly enjoying it mate. Don’t usual read football books ad a rule, but this is a good insight into Rafa’s Way of thinking 🙂

    OT, from watching Ritchie last season I would definitely say he lacks pace mate. He can beat his man, but he certainly isn’t blessed with great pace. Don’t care what other people say, I’m capable of making my own judgement from watching him live. Skill, yes. Pick a pass, yes. Shooting? Oh yes. Pace? No!!! 🙂

  • ToonTime

    Jul 19, 2017 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #27

    If we had to play Spurs tomorrow I wouldn’t be unhappy going with:

    Murphy. J

    De Jong

  • Bobbybee

    Jul 19, 2017 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #28

    Sorry, Toontime, not OT.

  • kc2012

    Jul 19, 2017 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #29

    I’m sure Ritchie played in number 10 role often for Bournemouth anyway didnt he. I think he’d do very well as number 10 either way, he’s a very clever player.

  • Spoof

    Jul 19, 2017 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #30

    Ritchie isn’t blessed with blistering pace but at the same time he isn’t slow, playing him as a number 10, possibly, but as someone has already mentioned his strength is his crossing it would be a shame to lose that, however unlike last season where so many of our opponents parked the bus I would expect this season to be the complete opposite where teams come at us believing that we are one of the weaker teams and earmark games against us as must win games.

    With that in mind a counter attacking approach could be a useful weapon and if Ritchie is played through the middle with Gayle up front and two from Murphy, Atsu and Aarons then we would have pace in abundance which would be ideal for that type of tactic, it’s quite possible that Rafa is trying to assemble a squad for this approach.

  • Phil K

    Jul 19, 2017 at 4:53 PM

    Comment #31

    He’s a promising young English player. He has come on at Norwich and is improving. More games and he’ll improve still more. He’s quick which is a big thing needed in the Prem. Speculate to accumulate. Our own kids coming through have been pitiful last few years. Get a chance and do nothing when they get the chance


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