Big breaking news in the last few moments as it has been confirmed that Newcastle have had a £12.5m bid accepted by Norwich for Jacob Murphy, with the winger set to fly to Ireland to complete his medical and secure his move to NUFC.
Jacob Murphy will fly to Dublin this evening to meet Rafa Benitez and his squad, where he'll finalise his £12m move to Newcastle United.
— Keith Downie (@SkySports_Keith) July 17, 2017
Newcastle’s interest in the England U-21 star has been clear over the past week, having an initial £8m bid rejected last week.
Murphy, a boyhood Newcastle fan, then made his desire to secure a move to Tyneside known at the back end of last week, prompting United officials to meet with Norwich over the weekend in an attempt to come to an agreement.
We were believed to have made an offer of £10m – which still did not meet Norwich’s valuation – however it has been announced in the last few moments that we have now agreed a fee in the region of £12m, confirming a big transfer breakthrough for Benitez.
Murphy is flying into Dublin later tonight from Norwich's pre-season tour to Germany. Fee agreed – a little over £10m plus £2m in add-ons. https://t.co/whAxzP8vGv
— George Caulkin (@CaulkinTheTimes) July 17, 2017
The 22-year-old bagged 13 goals and 6 assists for Norwich last season, including goals at Carrow road and St. James’ Park when the two sides met in the Championship.
Here’s some clips of him in action:
What to expect if Jacob Murphy signs…. pic.twitter.com/Say5grNhop
— NUFC Online (@NUFC_Online) July 16, 2017