Jacob Murphy ‘close’ to completing move away from NUFC – Report

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.



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5 thoughts on “Jacob Murphy ‘close’ to completing move away from NUFC – Report

  1. What is it with these benitez buys very few seem to make it into the team regularly. Their capabilities or attitude the problem, or our system of play doesn’t suit them? Surely we bring players to the club to suit our system not find out after they are not suitable. Hope things improve HWTL

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  2. Championship loan rules are different to the Premier League, they can loan up to four players from the same club, at the same time. It therefore tells us nothing about the Gayle / Rondon situation. Although it may be some sort of sweetener for a Rondon permanent move, WBA will not have to either release or sign Gayle permanently.

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  3. How can you say that its another Benitez flop when youve seen what happens in all transfer windows?
    He never gets who he actually wants but ends up with players way down the bottom of his list, usually for low money with very few exceptions. He’s said this himself, and youve seen it.

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  4. Could be a good move for the lad, he is still young and clearly a confidence player. When the chips are down(which is quite often with our team) its the fighters/grafters who get picked. I hope he returns with some confidence off the back of a good second half of the season in the championship. Alex, to say he is expensive at £10 million in this day and age is ridiculous. You are clearly an Ashley hoop licker.

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