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Newcastle Fans Have Their Say On Jacob Murphy And Javier Manquillo

Newcastle fans have taken to Twitter to discuss the imminent signing of 22 year-old Jacob Murphy and 23 year-old Javier Manquillo.

Most fans seem to link this with replacing Vurnon Anita at right back and Yoan Gouffran.

We got £5M for Anita from Leeds United and Yoan was a free agent and we are paying £10M initially for Murphy and maybe as much as £4M for Javier Manquillo if that – although we’ve seen no estimates of how much Javier would cost – but has just one year left on his Atletico Madrid contract.

22 year-old Jacon Murphy in Emngland’s colors

So we have paid a net of around 9M for Murphy and Manquillo and both are in the early 20s and they are ones for the future now at Newcastle and hopefully, Rafa can get the best out of the two toungsters.

Here are some good comments coming from Newcastle fans who seem to be generally pleased with the capture of the two youngsters – especially Jacob Murphy.

Like the following tweet


17 comments so far

  • Thump

    Jul 19, 2017 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #1

    It’s all gone a bit wrong for Sissoko. Sell at any price seems to be the goal for Spurs.

  • G

    Jul 19, 2017 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #2

    How did we get £5M for Anita? He left from Freedom of Contract, and he is certainly older than 24 to mean compo?

  • Bobbybee

    Jul 19, 2017 at 2:53 PM

    Comment #3

    Would people have been happier if we’d paid £20m for Murphy? The price bears no relation to the ability. Spurs paid 30m for Sissoko and Murphy is an upgrade on him imo. Kudos to Penfold for refusing to pay 16m for the lad and getting them down to a more realistic price.

  • kc2012

    Jul 19, 2017 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #4

    Breaking news sky sports – Newcastle sign Jacob Murphy

    Very happy with this one

  • lochinvar

    Jul 19, 2017 at 2:58 PM

    Comment #5

    This could be a well crafted plan and under Rafa’s guidance be on target.
    Namely to offload those with no future at the club while recruiting a number of young guns at great value and once confident that he has the cover in place complete the squad with the signature signings of two or three PL level experienced older hands ( well one keeper with older hands and two others with good feet ! )

  • JP...from The Rock

    Jul 19, 2017 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #6

    Good piece of business so far but i feel we’re wasting a bit too much time looking for a keeper when we desperately need a ST and CAM. The LB from Betis we’ve been lonked with looks really good fyom the videos I’ve seen. Definitely an upgrade on Dummett.

  • RUNAWAY777

    Jul 19, 2017 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #7

    Ed Anita was a free transfer don’t no where 5 mil came from

  • Ron Knee

    Jul 19, 2017 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #8

    Murphy’s first NUFC match was watching Newcastle beat PSV. And all his family are from the North East.

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Jul 19, 2017 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #9

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

  • Bobbybee

    Jul 19, 2017 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #10

    JP, Rafa has already said they’re looking for a striker mate, it’s all in hand. He won’t go any further than that though for obvious reasons.
    He might see Ritchie as a No10 this season, with wingers being a plenty and Ritchie’s lack of real pace. Good skill, can pick a killer pass and knows where the goal is. I wouldn’t be surprised to see him tried there in pre season.

  • toontaff2

    Jul 19, 2017 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #11

    Maybe Penfold got a bung from the dodgy Italian?

  • magspuggy

    Jul 19, 2017 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #13

    If the policy is one in one out.
    Sadly the writing is on the wall for D murphy.

    I expect him to leave asap
    I also think we need another midfielder
    Wonder who goes ?

    Its no secret rafa wants a keeper so if we cant get pepi le pew who will that be ??

    3 more improvements and i think thats our lot till jan.

    Survive then thrive.


  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 19, 2017 at 3:23 PM

    Comment #14

    Aye we’ll have to agree to disagree, just because a player didn’t feature much it doesn’t make him a dud. He was bought so the pack didn’t have to be shuffled too much in the event of injuries, I think he will be kept to do the same job this season .
    Is the book Rafa’s way any good?

  • ShirebrookToon

    Jul 19, 2017 at 3:23 PM

    Comment #15

    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.

  • JP...from The Rock

    Jul 19, 2017 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #16

    Bobbybee- would love to see Batshuayi here, but there are a few quality strikers available that we could lure to St James’. Remy, Cicharito, Sturridge etc are all possible, must be expensive to get them but good strikers are seldom cheap. Like the sound of Ritchie as a Number 10 / CAM. I think he’s be brilliant there. What I like is that Rafa is slowly ridding us from the deadwood and replacing them with promising young talent with pace.

    Still a few left like Riviere, Krul, Colback, Lazaar, Haidara and Hanley. Hopefully come September they are all replaced with quality youngsters.

  • ToonTime

    Jul 19, 2017 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #17

    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!!!


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