According to the Chronicle, Newcastle could be ready to cut their losses on Jacob Murphy.
The winger – who Rafa Benitez signed from Norwich for £12m in 2017 – is currently on loan at Sheffield Wednesday, but is failing to impress.
He did score in their shock win over Leeds on Saturday, however Lee Ryder reports that the Owls are unlikely to pursue a permanent deal at the end of his loan.
Ki and Colback will also be released this summer when their contracts expire – although the former could yet be sold this month – and Yoshinori Muto may also be moved on, with him failing to make an impact under Benitez or Bruce.
Back to Murphy, it really feels like he just isn’t up to it and should be moved on. After all, he’s no longer a youngster (he turns 25 next month) and looks no closer to breaking through after another underwhelming loan spell.
He’s looked like a rabbit in the headlights whenever we’ve seen him in a black and white shirt, and he’s done little to impress West Brom of Sheffield Wednesday fans in the Championship – and that probably says it all.