Newcastle United are “expected” to bid again for the Norwich City winger.
Newcastle, it is claimed, have already had a bid turned down for the Canaries winger, and are expected to return with a fresh offer.
And Murphy, who is bizarrely said to be a Magpies supporter despite growing up in north London, has reportedly rejected an approach from Crystal Palace in the hope of a move to his boyhood heroes.
The 22-year-old enjoyed an impressive breakthrough campaign for his current employers, scoring nine goals and creating six in 37 games last time out.
Nevertheless, with his twin brother Josh also well ingrained in Norwich’s first team, many Canaries fans appear to be on board with Murphy’s proposed sale to Newcastle United.
Here is what they have been saying on social media this morning [Thursday]:
I actually think Newcastle would be a bad move for Jacob Murphy. He need another season in Championship imo. #ncfc— Callum Little (@YellowLittle) 13 July 2017
With the Murphy’s being such similar players, I would imagine it’s difficult to give them both game time. Cash in at the right price #ncfc— Chris Burgess (@magic_canary) 13 July 2017
Not bothered if Murphy leaves, so long as we get good £££. Good player but replaceable with his CURRENT ability… #NCFC— cam (@_cxmdoran_) 13 July 2017
Honestly not bothered if Murphy leaves, think a glistening start to the season glossed a rather average campaign. Take the money #ncfc— Pinto got the ball (@PecheyYellow) 13 July 2017
I was absolutely gutted when Redmond left, won’t be when Murphy goes #ncfc— (@Hoolaholic) 13 July 2017
Should the move go ahead, Murphy would be only the third player signed by Newcastle following last season’s promotion, after Christian Atsu and Florian Lejeune.
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