BREAKING: Huge boost for Benitez as NUFC have £12.5m offer accepted for winger target

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.

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.

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:

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About Olly Hawkins

Olly has been a Junior Magpie from birth. As a season ticket holder and avid Newcastle United fan - he eats, sleeps and breathes all things NUFC.

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