According to The Mail’s Craig Hope, Jacob Murphy is finally all set to sign a new long-term contract at Newcastle United.
The wing-back’s current deal was due to expire at the end of the month, however it’s now been reported that ‘all parties’ are happy with the terms offered after a recent round of talks.
Hope states that the boyhood Toon fan is eager to extend his stay, with him said to have rebuffed interest from elsewhere to remain on Tyneside for many years to come.
After a few loan moves away – his latest being a spell with Sheffield Wednesday across 2019/20 – he’s been one of the stories of the season, going from a rabbit in the headlights who often looked a level below the Premier League, to a fearless wide man who has rarely let us down at either end of the field.
As the title states, he has undoubtedly been our most improved player over the past year.
He was in danger of becoming a £10m flop just 12 months ago, however he’s grasped the opportunity handed to him by Steve Bruce with both hands and reinvented himself at right-wing back.
Great news that is well deserved and a brilliant success story from a man who always dreamed of becoming a Newcastle United regular!