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Newcastle Striker Set To Leave The Club Imminently


Nottingham Forest are currently holding advanced talks with Newcastle with well-respected striker Daryl Murphy before he makes an expected £2M transfer from Newcastle to the City Ground.

The report is in the Nottingham Post and says that Daryl – who scored a good six goals for Newcastle in the Championship last season – will be offered a two-year contract.

We expect Daryl to leave Newcastle this summer, if only because he would do a good job at any Championship club looking for promotion next season.

He was great for Newcastle last season in the 18 appearances he made and he scored a good 6 goals with one assist.

Daryl Murphy in action for Newcastle last season

When top scorer Dwight Gayle was injured early in the year with his hamstring problem, in came Daryl and he scored some important goals for us as well as being a first class professional, who was a positive voice in the dressing room.

The Nottingham Post are reporting that Murphy, who is at the Newcastle training camp at Carton House in Dublin this week, could even have a medical by Saturday ahead of a transfer to the City Ground.

It looks like Newcastle have agreed on the £2M fee which is reasonable, but Sunderland and Birmingham City are also keen on the player and Daryl may want to talk to all three clubs if they meet Newcastle’s £2M asking price.

Certainly, Daryl will leave Newcastle with sincere thanks from the Geordie fans for helping us get promoted last season.

He’s a good footballer and a good man.

Comments welcome.


94 comments so far

  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Jul 20, 2017 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #41

    Surprised more teams aren’t looking to snap up Murphy. Scored vital goals and some were real quality like his header from Perez’s sublime cross and his turn and strike in one flowing move from 10 yards out. Mr Reliable if there ever was one. Still good for 1 in 3 in that league given a run of games and he probably merited more playing time last season.

    As for GKs, I hope it’s a Pepe Reina calibre or nothing. Adrian, Randolph and the likes aren’t any improvement on what we have.

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  • martoon

    Jul 20, 2017 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #42

    Jesper @35 – I accept your argument in pure transfer in/out terms but a player’s value goes down as he get’s past his prime and this accelerates in his 30’s. However if you take his invaluable goals into consideration then I think he was worth every penny.
    If you apply your argument to, say, Diame then I would completely agree with you because for whatever reason he just hasn’t done it – however I wouldn’t criticise Rafa because at the time he seemed to be the exact player we needed but no manager gets it right all the time!

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  • Macas

    Jul 20, 2017 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #43

    Jesper – When we bought Murphy Ipswich knew we had money to burn and needed a striker, so the price was always going to be slightly higher than what it should have been. Now the job he was bought for is done and we are promoted we want to get him off the books and free up wages and a squad position, so the price is going to be a little less than what he is probably worth. The biggest factor though is that he is nearing the end of his career, an extra year when you are in your thirties is bound to bring the price down a bit. Murphy is 34 now, so getting £2 million back for him isn’t too bad. Given the relatively small fee we paid for him he was definitely good value for us, he played his part in getting us promoted to the Premier League which is where the real money is. The money we paid for Murphy is peanuts in comparison.

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  • Jib

    Jul 20, 2017 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #44

    Hail
    There are 3 teams chasing him now – his price will go up

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jul 20, 2017 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #45

    martoon…I still stand by my argument 100% mate 😉

    …in terms of age what you describe was an issue as well when we bought him at £3M raising to £4M if promoted.

    His invaluable goals, experience in a promotion campaign and so forth would add to his value…not devalue him.

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  • Jib

    Jul 20, 2017 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #46

    A:
    on the one side we have an empty room
    B:
    on the other we have Jesper
    C:
    A long rambling pointless argument will inevitably ensue

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  • Pitmatic

    Jul 20, 2017 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #47

    Lewis Gibson hails from my home town of Stanley, so I’ll be very sad to see him go. It’d be great to see someone from the area in the Newcastle first team — no one in my lifetime has come anywhere near! Perhaps his older brother will make the grade, although he doesn’t seem to be rated so highly.

    I’m also confused as to how a £6m fee can be paid for a player who hasn’t signed a professional contract. Surely he can walk away for free, with nominal compensation paid to the parent club? It’s a pity, but Everton have shown a willingness to play youngsters from a very early age, and you’d guess that’s what’s tipped him.

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  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Jul 20, 2017 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #48

    Jib

    Hopefully, but to my eye most Champ clubs should be scrapping over him. When you see the likes of Hull – who you would expect to be wanting to bounce back immediately – signing disinterested brats like Fraizer Campbell, makes me scratch my head

    On Lewis Gibson, if we can get £6m for a player nobody on this blog mentioned until a month ago (can’t have made much of an impact at youth level because I’ve heard names mentioned and never his), then I’d snap their hands off.

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  • john tudor

    Jul 20, 2017 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #49

    6m is what everloon will pay to avoid 3rd party involvement

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jul 20, 2017 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #50

    Macas…most clubs have money these days mate…alot has happened even since we bought Murph…

    …clubs just like us need someone who can get you goals and know the league…

    Murph is 1 year old but he’s a better player than before we bought him…

    £2M I think is closer to his real value…I think it makes sense we paid over the odds for Murph when everything is taken into account.

    It’s fair it’s not clear to everyone or that you regard the situation differently…it won’t make us less friends. The problem is when someone cannot accept a valid point just because you have a different mindset…

    …then an argument just get pointless

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jul 20, 2017 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #51

    I agree with Charlie. I think with the influx of foreign payers and coaches the ”keeper sweeper” appears to be very much in vogue, as opposed to the traditional hoof up the park and full backs turning their backs on their keeper and running away up field. Despite their other qualities I don’t think any of Eliot, Krul and Darlow are happy with the ball at their feet. Reina or possibly Adrian can play it out from the back.

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  • Jib

    Jul 20, 2017 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #52

    Hail
    The first huff and puff outrage at LEWIS Gibson’s departure was as I mentioned at the time because some goons on here confused him with big bro LIAM.
    A couple even said we shouldn’t be selling players from the U23 development squad which the younger Gibson wasn’t in.

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  • magspuggy

    Jul 20, 2017 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #54

    My whole issue with gibson leaving is more to do with the fact we have not got things in place to make him want to stay at home.

    We are missing a trick here and the club needs to step up its game.

    We should be good enough to make the bairns want to come to nufc and the ones who are local we should have no issues keeping.

    Plenty more fish in the sea.
    Hopefully fattie takes note eh.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jul 20, 2017 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #55

    magspuggy

    i was hoping Rafa might have brought in some of his own people at youth coaching level. sadly i don’t think watson and beardo are the cream of the crop in that regard. That said, some of the under 23’s play at darlngton was sublime.

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  • Jib

    Jul 20, 2017 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #56

    Rotonda
    You are doing it again
    Either talk Academy – Director Joe Joyce
    OR
    U23 Development – Manager Peter Beardsley

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  • Jack Root

    Jul 20, 2017 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #57

    martoon
    Increasingly in cash flow terms you need to look at overall transfer activity. Both your club: market as a whole. This in line with the clubs objectives short and long term with quite a lot of compromise between the financial director and manager.
    To money coming in and deals in prospect elsewhere likely to be triggered by market activity. Daniel Levy will speak of £54 m in for Walker and not the ludicrous sum paid for Sissoko. We wanted to spend just one season in the Championship. As you quite rightly point out DM made a significant contribution which cannot only be viewed in goals scored.
    Rafa would view DM as a good value signing. You also should view the acquisition not in isolation given the surplus of £ 30 million carried forward according to Benitez. Sissoko more than compensated for any so called paying over the odds. You also needed to assimilate players into squad and our poor start in the Championship could have been impacted still further.
    Jonjo cost £12 million which looks already an excellent buy on paper . He could well score more than 6 goals this coming season and a return to the England squad further enhance his reputation and value.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 20, 2017 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #58

    Rotonda,
    There must have been some involvement from Rafa as the youth teams results have been much improved since his arrival, we’ve gone from shipping goals in line with Mclarens first team to being a decent outfit and finishing third in their division, we finished second bottom the year before. Did we get promoted with that third place finish.

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  • magspuggy

    Jul 20, 2017 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #59

    Rotonda.

    Rafa seems to like buying them when they are late teens early 20s.

    I would love the club to become a place where the younger kids get a chance to make it through the ranks.

    Our club lets itself down on so many levels
    The kids arnt daft and a move away gives them a better chance to make it.

    Sad really.

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  • Legolas

    Jul 20, 2017 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #60

    Re Jacob Murphy,

    I have just realised I went to school with his dad. LOL.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jul 20, 2017 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #61

    Jib,

    Sorry I meant to say sub the first team squad, ie those in charge of development.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jul 20, 2017 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #62

    magspuggy

    rafa had a much vaunted youth and developemnt set up at Valencia and liverpool, whereby 2 players were elevated through the ranks every season, allowing more funding for ” big signings.” I think this is what Rafa is trying to implement now.

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  • jimmygscot

    Jul 20, 2017 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #63

    A £2M loss on Murphy not good business we paid over the odds for him. Rafa now needs to unload some of his other poor buys, Lazaar. Hanley, Diame, SEls has already gone.
    Quality buys needed come on Rafa the season is approaching quickly.

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  • hibbit

    Jul 20, 2017 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #64

    Rotonda heights
    Jesús Gámezis is spending a lot of time working with Beardsley and the under 23 squad working towards his FIFA coaching badges

    just a thought !!!!!

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  • Jib

    Jul 20, 2017 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #65

    Mikel Antia
    Rafa’s assistant worked at the world famous Aspire Academy in Qatar for four years.
    He has loads of input into youth training at NUFC

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  • magspuggy

    Jul 20, 2017 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #66

    I hope so mate.

    We have the talent at grassroots

    It would be great to see a mass of geordies make the grade.

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  • stripes1009

    Jul 20, 2017 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #67

    In all fairness, l think Rafa and the club are doing ‘big’ Murph a favour. By asking the fee suggested, it gives the guy a chance to negotiate a good contract which hopefully he will get and continue playing for a couple of years. If he stays, he runs his contract down and gets little playing time and it costs us even more money.
    Good luck to the guy. He was brought in to do a job and he did it.

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  • hibbit

    Jul 20, 2017 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #68

    who are the other clubs now interested in Murphy ??

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  • lesh

    Jul 20, 2017 at 12:08 PM

    Comment #69

    How anyone can say that we paid over the odds for Darryl Murphy? As others have pointed out, his six goals, which cost about £660k each, may have been the difference between going up and accessing the massive money in the Prem, or not.

    Maybe his critics ought to try an see the bigger picture – as Ashley and co seem to have been unable to do in the past!.

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  • lesh

    Jul 20, 2017 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #70

    Speaking of silly money, PSG hoping to get Neymar for £196m.

    £196m? Where’s the money come from and how can they get away with it? The FFP rules aren’t worth the paper they’re written on.

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  • Pitmatic

    Jul 20, 2017 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #71

    I would have thought that the carrot of a possible season in the Premier League at the end of his career was the main reason for DM joining us last season, so it’s a bit surprising if he’s on his way. I think he’d still be a decent squad player for us, and plenty other ageing Championship journeymen have had done well when stepping up — Lambert, Windass and Deeney, to name a few. He made a more significant contribution than Mitrovic last season, and denying him a Premier League swansong seems a bit harsh, as it did with David Kelly when we first arrived under Keegan.

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  • magspuggy

    Jul 20, 2017 at 12:16 PM

    Comment #72

    For me murphy was well worth the money
    And tbh i wouldnt mind him staying for a season.

    Its better for him to go collect a signing on fee and not warm wor bench.

    I wish him well.

    We still need another scorer asap hopfully him leaving is making space for our record smashing striker.

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  • martoon

    Jul 20, 2017 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #73

    If Murphy is leaving and the rumours are true about Mitrovic being offered then we are definitely going to need to sign a striker – hopefully this will be the marquee signing we are looking for.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Jul 20, 2017 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #74

    Newcastle v Spurs — Now TV are offering a free pass for this match. If you are in the UK and over 18.

    Details in the Chronic.

    http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/how-you-can-watch-newcastle-13359314

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  • magspuggy

    Jul 20, 2017 at 12:46 PM

    Comment #75

    Martoon.

    Its due innitt

    I wonder who we get ?

    Dost is the one i would like but his price tag is so high i doubt it will be him
    Unless we break the rule of paying upfront and can work out a payment plan.

    There has to be a scorer who can do what we need at a price we can afford.

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  • Bobbybee

    Jul 20, 2017 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #77

    We bought Murphy on a short contract, knowing we could get money back on him later. His service cost us two million when we sell him. Forest are buying him on a two year contract, knowing that they are unlikely to sell him on after his contract ends. So his service is costing them two million. His value has stayed the same when looked at like that. Not bad for a guy that age.

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  • magspuggy

    Jul 20, 2017 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #78

    Has anyone seen manquillo with the shirt yet ??

    He had his medical but i may have missed it.

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  • martoon

    Jul 20, 2017 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #79

    Though it pains me to say it Murphy would be a perfect fit for the makems. Experienced striker, knows the club and probably has a house in the area so wouldn’t need to move – £6m and he’s theirs 😀

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  • Tsunki

    Jul 20, 2017 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #80

    Ha ha we paid over the odds for DM did we? Oh dear, someone doesn’t understand cost/benefit.

    A striker in particular depreciates season by season as they sail past 30 years. Think about a second hand car. It might cost you about a grand for a banger with a years test. But you’re fine about selling it for £500 (or maybe even scrapping it) next year because it will get you to work for that year.

    Just like bangers, you lose money on ageing players. Sorry but that’s life

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