Newcastle United have agreed a £12.5m fee with Norwich City for Jacob Murphy, according to the Telegraph’s John Percy.
Murphy has been attracting interest from the North East for a number of weeks now, and having had an initial £8m bid rejected by Norwich, Newcastle appear to be on the verge of finalising a deal worth over £12m.
— John Percy (@JPercyTelegraph) July 17, 2017
The interest in Murphy was no surprise after the winger enjoyed a magnificent 2016/17 campaign, where he impressed despite Norwich’s struggles in the Sky Bet Championship.
Murphy featured in 37 Championship fixtures, assisting six goals and scoring nine, which included a goal in both fixtures against the Magpies in the second-tier last season.
The impressive form of Murphy saw him earn international recognition and represent England’s under-21 squad at the summer’s European Championships.
The 22-year-old made four appearances for Aidy Boothroyd’s side, helping them reach the semi-final, which was lost on penalties to Germany.
Murphy also found himself on the scoresheet for his country against Poland, as he continued his fine club form into the summer.
Norwich fans… Are you disappointed to see Murphy is heading for the Carrow Road exit door? Is £12.5m enough for such a talented player? Let us know your thoughts!