Jacob Murphy completed his £10m move (rising to £12m) to Newcastle yesterday, and following the announcement, Norwich fans have taken to Twitter to have their say on his big money transfer to Tyneside.
Murphy enjoyed a breakthrough season at Norwich last season, racking up 13 goals and 6 assists in all competitions for The Canaries, however the 22-year old is still considered to be a player with ‘potential’ opposed to the finished article.
We took to Twitter to get the thoughts of those who know him well at Norwich City and it made for some interesting reading:
— Marc Fisher (@marcfisher04) July 19, 2017
£12m isn't enough for Jacob Murphy in the current market. I hope #NCFC have gone hard on add-ons, sell-ons etc.
— Jake Humphrey (@mrjakehumphrey) July 18, 2017
If Pickford(good as he is) is worth £30m because of his potential, then our #NCFC U21 goalscorer Jacob Murphy is worth a similar sum…?
— Jake Humphrey (@mrjakehumphrey) June 23, 2017
— Simon | ShareMyYear (@sharemyyear) July 19, 2017
— Darren Huckerby (@hucks6dh6) July 19, 2017
— paul pointen (@milky1967) July 20, 2017
— Nick Bennett (@NickBennett58) July 19, 2017
Some really interesting comments.
It’s clear that Norwich fans not only hold him in high regard as a player, but also as a person and professional.
There is some interesting suggestions that he would’ve benefited from another season with Norwich in the Championship, but with Murphy’s rise from League One, to the Championship, to then performing for England U-21’s on the International stage, you can see why Benitez believes he’s capable of making the step up once again.