Why Newcastle's Daryl Murphy would be ideal for Wolves

Newcastle United's Daryl Murphy celebrates after he scores his sides second goal

The Newcastle United striker has been linked with a move to Wolverhampton Wanderers and Derby County.

Newcastle United's Daryl Murphy scores their first goalNewcastle United's Daryl Murphy

After recruiting well over the summer, and securing popular manager Rafa Benitez to a long-term contract, Newcastle United have returned to the Premier League at the first time of asking.

The squad, which looked ready built to conquer the Championship, will likely need some work done to it over the summer, as the Magpies prepare to defend their top flight status and push on up the division.

Newcastle United manager Rafa BenitezNewcastle United manager Rafa Benitez

And with the squad facing a potential reshuffle, a number of Newcastle United players are expected to exit this summer. One such player is striker Daryl Murphy, who joined the Magpies last summer from Ipswich Town.

The Republic of Ireland forward, who has scored six goals for the Magpies this season, has been linked with a move away from St James' Park by The Chronicle, with Derby County and Wolverhampton Wanderers both said to be admirers. The centre forward could be the perfect signing for the latter.

Daryl Murphy of Newcastle United scores their first goalDaryl Murphy of Newcastle United scores

A strong and powerful centre-forward, who is one of the best in the league in the air and at hold-up play, Daryl Murphy would slot nicely into Paul Lambert's style of play at Molineux. Lambert currently uses Jon Dadi Bodvarsson in this role, but the Icelandic forward has struggled for goals this season; something Murphy could offer more of. 

Fitting both to the style of play, and potentially into Wolves' financial constraints, Daryl Murphy could well be the ideal target for Paul Lambert's side this summer. Wolverhampton Wanderers have disappointed fans with a low finish this season, but are hoping for a push up the table in the next campaign, perhaps even for the play-offs.

Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Paul LambertWolverhampton Wanderers manager Paul Lambert

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