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This talented Norwich City player is surely worth around £7.5 million



Josh Murphy put in a match-winning performance against Aston Villa which showcased his talent.

His twin brother may take more of the attention due to his move to Premier League side Newcastle United in the summer. However, Murphy is a star in his own right and he showed that against one of the best sides in the division.

His goal against Villa was a lovely curled finish into the top corner from outside the box which put Norwich ahead. Earlier in the day, we at FLW spotlighted his performance against Aston Villa.

Murphy has spent his entire career at Norwich City with a few loan spells at other clubs to continue his development, but Daniel Farke sees him as an integral player in his setup. At 23-years-old, he still has a lot of time to develop, but he is close to being Premier League quality if he isn’t already.

His direct dribbling ability forces the opposition to commit players on him which helps destabilise their defensive shape thereby creating openings for other Norwich players such as James Maddison, who is another young English player having a fantastic season with the Canaries.

Here at FLW, we value Murphy at around £7.5 million due to the potential he has as well as the clear signs of development he has shown over the past season.

He has scored six and assisted two goals in 2504 minutes in the league, so he is averaging a goalscoring contribution every 313 minutes. However, last season he scored four goals and assisted five in just 1016 minutes.

This reduction in numbers indicates his increase in importance in the team which means he gets more attention from the opposition defence. His importance can be seen in the increase in key passes, successful dribbles and shots per game compared to last season. He is also being fouled more on average per game. His reduction in goals and assists shouldn’t take the attention away from how much he has improved this season.

Based on the performances he has put in recently and the high technical standard that Farke’s style requires from his team, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see him join his twin brother in the Premier League next season.