Report: Newcastle United still have high hopes for Jacob Murphy, despite West Bromwich Albion move

Newcastle player Jacob Murphy in action during the Premier League match between Swansea City and Newcastle United at Liberty Stadium on September 10, 2017 in Swansea, Wales.

Newcastle United have sent Jacob Murphy on loan to West Bromwich Albion until the end of the season.

Jacob Murphy of Newcastle United looks on during the Pre-season friendly match between FC Porto and Newcastle at Estadio do Dragao on July 28, 2018 in Porto, Portugal.

According to the Chronicle, Rafael Benitez still has hopes for Jacob Murphy at Newcastle United.

Newcastle have loaned out Murphy to West Bromwich Albion until the end of the season, sparking speculation over where his future lies.

There has been some debate over whether Murphy will ever play another game for Newcastle.

 

However, Benitez is still reportedly a fan of the youngster, and feels he has a lot of good qualities.

The Newcastle boss may not believe that Murphy is quite ready to make an impact on the Magpies’ first-team right now, but he does see plenty of potential in the 23-year-old.

Newcastle player Jacob Murphy in action during the Premier League match between Burnley and Newcastle United at Turf Moor on October 30, 2017 in Burnley, England.

Murphy’s showings in training are said to have encouraged Benitez, who has been impressed by the youngster’s pace and dexterity, as he can use either foot.

Newcastle are now hoping that Murphy’s loan to West Brom can help him refine his skill, and that he will return to them a better player for next season.

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, UK. 19 JANUARY.     Newcastle United's Jacob Murphy arrives before the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Cardiff City at St. James's Park, Newcastle on...

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