There has been a BIG development over Jacob Murphy’s potential move to Newcastle United this morning, with NUFC representatives set to meet with Norwich today after the winger has made it clear to his agent he wants to join Newcastle.
It was reported over the weekend that Newcastle had made an £8m bid for the England U-21 winger, however that offer was rejected, causing a stand-off between the two clubs after our bid fell way short of their alleged £16m valuation.
Today, however, it has been made clear that Murphy is ready to push for a move to his boyhood club, and according to Sky Sports, the two clubs will meet today in hope of agreeing a fee.
— Lee Ryder (@lee_ryder) July 13, 2017
As soon as Jacob Murphy was aware of interest from #nufc he asked his reps to make it happen. Clubs some way apart on valuation currently.
— Pete Graves (@PeteGravesSky) July 13, 2017
Player power is huge these days and Murphy, who has family in the North-East and is an avid Newcastle fan, has demanded a move. This bodes well for us, however the sticking point could still be the fee.
Norwich are believed to want DOUBLE the £8m we have previously offered, and it has been suggested in the Northern Echo this morning that Lee Charnley will offer a ‘take it or leave it’ £10m bid today, refusing to get involved in a bidding war.