Newcastle United have confirmed the exit of Daryl Murphy, who tonight has completed his £2m move to Nottingham Forest where the 34-year old has signed an extraordinary 3-year contract with the Championship club.
The Irishman was signed by Rafa Benitez less than 12 months ago, arriving for £3m from Ipswich. Since then the experienced striker has more than played his part in our promotion back to the Premier League, netting 6 times in 18 appearances.
Murphy was a model professional, worked hard and often delivered when given his chance in the team, scoring vital goals in wins away to Brentford and Huddersfield last season.
The move to Nottingham Forest makes sense for all parties. As a 34-year old, he did not have a future with the club in the top flight, but will no doubt do a sterling job at Forest – who’ve offered him a sensational 3-year deal, which must be hard to turn down given he’s in the twilight of his career.
— Nottingham Forest FC (@NFFC) July 21, 2017
Murphy will be remembered fondly from his short time on Tyneside. Here are a few tributes that have came in on Twitter since the announcement was made:
Good luck Daryl, whenever called upon he did his job and scored vital goals against Huddersfield and Brentford, great professional. ??? https://t.co/kJV6t0sot0
— Jake (@HWTL1892) July 21, 2017
— Taylor & Besty (@TaylorandBesty) July 20, 2017
— Graeme Bell (@GraemeBell_NUFC) July 19, 2017
Thank you to Daryl Murphy. Wasn't here long but gave us some wonderful moments. pic.twitter.com/XG3OTlqQxK
— LUKE (@luke16taylor) July 20, 2017
Sad see the back of Daryl Murphy when he goes, scored a couple of important goals for us in a defining season. Professional attitude #NUFC
— Toon Report (@ToonReport) July 19, 2017
— NG (@NewcastleGoals) March 15, 2017
Daryl Murphy had been open to staying at #nufc but chance of a 2yr deal at 34 is a great opportunity and he will get goals in Championship.
— Lee Ryder (@lee_ryder) July 19, 2017
— Andrew Musgrove (@ADMusgrove) July 20, 2017
— Total:NUFC (@Total_NUFC) July 21, 2017