Report: Newcastle’s Jacob Murphy will undergo West Brom medical next week

Jacob Murphy of Newcastle United (07) celebrates after team mate Ayoze Perez scores the fourth goal during the FA Cup Third Round Replay match between Blackburn Rovers and Newcastle United...

West Bromwich Albion are reportedly interested in Newcastle United’s Jacob Murphy.

Jacob Murphy of Newcastle United arrives at the stadium prior to the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Cardiff City at St. James Park on January 19, 2019 in Newcastle upon...

According to The Telegraph, Jacob Murphy will join West Bromwich Albion on loan from Newcastle United in the January transfer window.

It has been reported that the 23-year-old winger will have a medical at the Championship club early next week and will move to West Brom on loan until the end of the season.

 

Struggles at Newcastle United

Murphy has struggled to make a big impact at Newcastle since his move from Norwich City in the summer of 2017 for a transfer fee reported by The Telegraph to be worth £12 million.

The 23-year-old winger has made three starts and six substitute appearances in the Premier League for the Magpies so far this season, providing one assist in the process, according to WhoScored.

Jacob Murphy of Newcastle United (07) in action  during the FA Cup Third Round Replay match between Blackburn Rovers and Newcastle United at Ewood Park on January 15, 2019 in Blackburn,...

During the 2017-18 campaign, the former England Under-21 international made 13 starts and 12 substitute appearances in the Premier League for Rafael Benitez’s side, according to WhoScored.

With West Brom challenging for automatic promotion to the Premier League at the end of the season, Murphy will be a good addition to Darren Moore’s side.

Jacob Murphy walks outside during the Newcastle United Training Session at the Newcastle United Training Centre on January 23, 2019 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.

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