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Big money fee agreed and medical completed: Norwich City close to finalising transfer deal

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According to sports journalist Pete O’Rourke, Norwich City attacker Josh Murphy has completed a medical at Cardiff City and is expected to finalise the move shortly.

Reports yesterday revealed that Cardiff had agreed an eight-figure sum, around £10m, for Murphy and a move could happen today.

The 23-year-old is set to follow his twin brother Jacob Murphy to the Premier League, one year after Newcastle United swooped for him.

Newly-promoted Cardiff are looking to bolster their options ahead of the Premier League campaign and Neil Warnock is clearly keen on Murphy as he is ready to splash a big transfer fee to land him.

The former England youth international – who plays on either wing or as a striker – grabbed 11 goals and three assists in all competitions last term, alerting some Premier League teams to his talents.

Murphy was also attracting attention from Brighton, Fulham and Middlesbrough but the Bluebirds have stolen a march on their rivals by submitting a hefty fee.

With the medical now passed, it appears that it is only a matter of time before an official announcement is made regarding this transfer.

The Verdict

In the space of two transfer windows, it looks like Norwich will lose their three star attacking midfielders in Murphy, Alex Pritchard and James Maddison.

Although they have swooped to sign Emi Buendia, Daniel Farke still needs to use this money (and the money received from Maddison’s expected sale) and reinvest that to improve his attacking midfield options.

As for Murphy, whether he will be able to make an immediate impact in the Premier League remains to be seen; he will have to improve his consistency to make a difference in the top flight and justify his price tag.

Norwich fans – Are you happy with the transfer fee you have received? Who can replace Murphy? Let us know below…

NCTJ-qualified journalist - University of Birmingham undergraduate - King's College London postgraduate - Coventry City and West Ham United

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