According to an ‘exclusive’ from Football Insider, Jacob Murphy is close to sealing a loan move to West Brom.
It remains to be seen if these claims are true, but a temporary move away could do him the world of good – with him rotting on our bench at present.
The report claims that West Brom are keen to bring in another winger after Leicester recalled Harvey Barnes from the Baggies, with Benitez also feeling the loan arrival of Jordan Lukaku will give him enough cover out wide to allow Murphy to leave.
The winger has been our most expensive signing since we sealed a return to the top flight 18 months ago, however he has struggled for game time or form since arriving at the club for £10m from Norwich.
He has regularly found himself either left out of the squad entirely, so this feels like a move that could suit both parties.