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Norwich City agree £12.5m fee with Premier League club for exciting midfielder



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.

West Bromwich Albion, Crystal Palace, Swansea City and Southampton were amongst the other clubs interested in the 22-year-old, but the player appeared to prefer a move to St James’ Park.

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!

Alfie is a journalist based in Yorkshire with years of experience covering the EFL. A current focus on Huddersfield Town and their fortunes back in the Championship, but out and about at as many games as possible. Covered Leeds United during their promotion-winning season in 2019/20.

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