Since the rumours of his potential move to Tyneside emerged, the picture below has been uprooted online, showing Jacob with his twin brother Josh both donning the famous old Newcastle Brown Ale shirts:
— ㅤ (@MagpiesRelated) July 10, 2017
— Jacob Murphy (@JacobMurphy95) October 27, 2013
We’ve also flagged up and old tweet of Murphy’s, seeing the Norwich winger refer to Newcastle as ‘my team’.
It was reported by North-East correspondent Craig Hope yesterday that we had seen an £8m bid rejected for the England U-21 International, with Norwich demanding he is not for sale unless we significantly up our offer.
Whilst the likelihood of this transfer currently appears to be on the rocks, it has been suggested that the deal may only be resurrected if the player pushes for the move.
Norwich not keen to sell and under no obligation to (unless player demands the move) so they set their asking price too high.
— Craig Johns (@craig_johns) July 10, 2017
Now we know Murphy is a United fan, could Murphy be tempted to push for a move to his boyhood club?
Time will tell, but it’s certainly a factor that could play into our hands.