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Premier League striker on the verge of joining Nottingham Forest

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Nottingham Forest are on the verge of signing Daryl Murphy from Newcastle United, reports Sky Sports.

The Sky Bet Championship outfit have agreed a £2m fee with Newcastle for the striker’s service, and the player has already undergone a medical at the City Ground.

The 33-year-old Irish international will sign a three-year deal with Forest, who are set to begin life after the sale of Britt Assombalonga, who joined Middlesbrough in a £15m deal earlier this week.

Murphy will bring a vast amount of Championship experience to Mark Warburton’s squad, and will arrive in the Midlands on the back of a promotion winning campaign at St James’ Park.

Having arrived in the North East last summer, Murphy was limited to just 15 Championship appearances for Newcastle during the 2016/17 campaign, with Dwight Gayle preferred in attack.

However, Murphy still played an important role in Newcastle’s title winning campaign, scoring five goals in his limited opportunities, including vital strikes against Huddersfield Town and Brentford.

Prior to his spell with the Magpies, Murphy was one of the Championship’s most prolific strikers with Ipswich Town.

During a three-year permanent spell with Ipswich, Murphy scored 50 goals, including 27 during the 2014/15 campaign, as the Tractor Boys reached the play-off semi-final.

Forest fans… What do you make of this? Is Murphy the type of player that can replace Assombalonga? 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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