There are reports that Sheffield Wednesday have won the race to sign Newcastle United winger Jacob Murphy on a season-long loan deal. He is reportedly on his way now to have his medical.
First out the door: Understand Jacob Murphy is travelling to Yorkshire this morning for a medical with SheffIeld Wednesday. The Newcastle winger has agreed a season-long loan deal at Hillsborough #NUFC #SWFC
— Keith Downie (@SkySports_Keith) August 8, 2019
— Pete O'Rourke (@SportsPeteO) August 8, 2019
It was reported a few days ago that it was between Derby County, Huddersfield, Fulham, and Sheffield Wednesday were all trying to get the £12m winger on loan.
Jacob has found it hard to cement a place in Newcastle’s side since joining from Norwich two summers ago. He went on loan this past January to West Brom where he was able to get in a few appearances but ultimately failed to have a big impact.
With just two years left on his contract, there’s little hope that Newcastle will be able to recoup the £12m they paid for Jacob. He will go out on loan and then return to Newcastle with just one year left on his deal next summer.
Unless he shows a dramatic increase in production at Hillsborough this season, we just don’t see Murphy having any future at Newcastle United.