Newcastle United have had a bid accepted for Jacob Murphy.

The Telegraph have broken the news, reporting that an offer of £12.5m has been accepted.

The likes of Sky Sports, The Mail and others have followed that up by confirming the transfer, though Sky Sports say a figure of ‘around £12m’.

Whilst The Times say the deal is ‘a little over £10m with £2m add ons’.

Pictured above with his brother Josh who is also with Norwich, Jacob Murphy scored nine goals and grabbed six assists last season in the Championship.

The pair are childhood Newcastle fans with close family ties to the north east.

The Norwich winger was said to have caught Rafa Benitez’ eye last season, scoring both home and away against Newcastle and also getting an assist at St James Park.

The expectation that a transfer was happening last week ended in what seemed stalemate (see below), with Newcastle sticking to a £10m valuation and Norwich £16m, though there were suggestions that the Canaries could be prepared to compromise at around £12m.

The Mag – 14 July 2017:

‘After a week of mounting expectation that Jacob Murphy was set to sign for Newcastle, Thursday night/Friday morning has brought a reality check.

Monday saw widespread reports that Newcastle had offered £8m for the Norwich midfielder but it was rejected.

Tuesday then brought news that Rafa Benitez had insisted Newcastle up their bid to finally land a third signing of the summer.

Things escalated on Thursday morning with Sky Sports and various other media all reporting that Murphy’s representatives were talking to both Newcastle and Norwich, in order to help ease a deal through.

However, by Thursday night/Friday morning the situation appears to have got to this impasse..

Whilst the player himself, a lifelong Newcastle fan with Geordie roots, wants to make the move happen, the two clubs are still wide apart on a transfer fee.

The Northern Echo say that sources close to the player have told them that Jacob Murphy is prepared to put in a transfer request to help push the deal but that still doesn’t solve the issue of the transfer fee.

The consensus amongst the north east press is that Newcastle have made clear that they are prepared to go up to £10m but aren’t willing to go higher, whilst Norwich want £16m – though some media claim they may accept £12m as their very lowest acceptable bid.’



  • Franzcarrsuperstar

    Good news. Good player.

    • Leazes Ender

      Is he…… excellent that’s what we need good players not those lesser types, experienced premiership players…. how many games has he had at the top level?

      • Jimblag23

        How many had Bellamy and Dyer had?

        • Leazes Ender

          Well thats conclusive proof then.

          • glassjawsh-got-banned

            Some players succeed and other don’t, better to just indict them all as not up to snuff before they’ve even set foot on the pitch. It must be exhausting being this negative.

          • Leazes Ender

            Is it true that his brother is better I don’t know?

          • Franzcarrsuperstar

            I think that might be a bit of rationalisation from the Norwich fans. A coping mechanism maybe. Josh may be good, too, but Jacob is the one that has shown very good and consistent form these past couple of years.

          • Leazes Ender

            Maybe we should get them both in.

          • Franzcarrsuperstar

            Slow down. Lee Charnley would get a nosebleed…

          • Paul Smith

            It’s evidence that premiership experience is overrated. Jack Colback was premiership experienced… Football is football. If you are good enough you are good enough regardless of what league you come from. You’d have been whining if we’d got Dele Alli for £5 million a couple of years ago too…

          • Leazes Ender

            Tosh

      • Franzcarrsuperstar

        I was very impressed with him last season. Skilful, knows where the goal is, good work rate. This is a good signing.

        • Leazes Ender

          Excellent.

      • Oooh bobbi fleckman

        which one did you have in mind, Leazes? You should have let Rafa know.

        • Leazes Ender

          What?

          • Oooh bobbi fleckman

            Which experienced left winger would you want? maybe if you know so much, you should have let Rafa share your experience.

            If your skills on here are anything to go by, your left wingers will be the nuggets known as Owen Jones and Jeremy Corbyn.

          • Leazes Ender

            Corbyn definetly

          • Oooh bobbi fleckman

            I’m not surprised.

          • Thefootballerwhocouldfly

            Sounds like your right wingers would be the DUP!

          • Oooh bobbi fleckman

            I’m more a creative centre midfield type.

          • Paul Smith

            Which premiership experienced left winger would you like us to sign Leazes Ender ? I’m struggling to think of any we could realistically sign for a fair price. Maybe you can name some.

            Pretty much the only name I can think of is Demarai Gray but 1 goal in 42 appearances for Leicester isn’t exactly inspiring. No doubt he’d cost a lot more than £12 milion too… and that’s if Leicester would even entertain a bid.

  • TheNutJob

    Congratulations to Penfold for finally getting one over the line ha ha

    • Clarko

      👏 👏 👏 👏 👏 👏 👏 👏 👏 👏 👏 👏 👏 👏 👏

      • TheNutJob

        you’ll be rushing off to buy the strip then Clarko
        😂😂😂😂😂

        • Clarko

          Like you rushed to edit your post so you could include “Penfold”.

  • glassjawsh-got-banned

    Tell us all why this is actually terrible Leazes

    • Clarko

      Already has.

      • glassjawsh-got-banned

        wonderful contribution, Clarko

        • Clarko

          Can you expand? Even just a little?

          • Leazes Ender

            He’s kissing your ass boneheed.

          • Clarko

            Have you found the score out yet? Has anyone told you?

          • glassjawsh-got-banned

            I suppose sarcasm isn’t as well understood over there

          • Clarko

            We have a love/hate relationship, sarcasm should have no place in it. Now insult me to restore the equilibrium.

    • TC Toon Army

      Rafa likes him, he’s a fan, has family in Newcastle. Shocking stuff.

    • Leazes Ender

      I’ve no idea why this is terrible, is it? It should push us up the ‘Squad Valuation Table’ so that’s pretty good. Hurrah.

      There you go.

      • Paul Patterson

        The squad valuation table means jack spit..

        • TheNutJob

          Tell that to Real Madrid
          😁

          • Leazes Ender

            Yes it works out pretty well.

        • Lord

          I wouldn’t say that; it’s dreadfully inaccurate when you look at individual player values (Saivet > Hayden?, Jacob Murphy = £1m – have we been had?). But when viewed relative to other clubs, it shows pretty clearly where we are in the grand scheme of things and it’s depressing to see us £100m behind the might of Southampton.

          • Leazes Ender

            They are figures between the last reported transactions Murphy will be updated when the deal goes through. The chart shows a rise or fall in perceived value. At the moment the owner is pitching his club where he always has tenth because he always does.

            At the moment we have the fifteenth highest value squad, now to get to tenth he’s going to spend another £40m…. just watch another £40m will be spent before the end of August.

          • Paul Patterson

            So it doesn’t take into account player improvements or achievements? I bet Leicester City’s squad was worth nowt before they went and won the league. Then they can all sell themselves as title winners.

          • Lord

            I’ve never bothered with transfermarkt before but a quick look at Leicester implies they refresh player’s value every transfer window or contract renewal.

            As an example, Mahrez was bought for £1.25, valued at £7 at the beginning of 15/16 and then £30m at the beginning of 16/17 so obviously it does take into account achievements.

            When you look at our squad, it’s hard to justify some of the valuations but you have to assume this is constant across all squads and the relative placing of NUFC vs other Prem teams is probably about right.

            Being behind the likes of Palace is pretty sobering, but then their transfer record is over £10m more than we’ve ever spent on one player – 11 years ago.

            Still, best not to get too obsessed with this stuff – a good manager with a balanced squad is better than having McClaren managing a bunch of expensive misfits.

          • Leazes Ender

            Have a look at the end of August the transactions will be updated.

          • Lord

            I will certainly do that, sir/madam.

          • Leazes Ender

            Yes it does

          • nevfur

            Have you seen it? It’s absolute b****cks

          • Leazes Ender

            Are you talking to your other log in?

          • nevfur

            ??

          • nevfur

            ???

          • Leazes Ender

            Yes it does.

          • Clarko

            What is the “perceived value” based on?

          • Leazes Ender

            It aint Agents fees or buy out clauses!

          • Clarko

            It’s not accurate.

          • Leazes Ender

            I’d trust it over the local press who add in fees and wages.

          • Clarko

            Is it transfermarkt that you’re getting these valuations from? The valuations from that site (or any site that I’m aware of) are not accurate, a players value is determined by how much another club is willing to pay and that information is not known until an actual transfer. Any “valuation algorithm” would have to consider age, experience, reputation, marketability, performance, nationality, inflation, interest, ect… You cannot get a reliable valuation.

            The statistics and transfer fees from transfermarkt are reliable and can be used because they are known, it exists, it’s factual. Fabricated valuations are not.

  • TC Toon Army

    Great stuff. Two good signings and hopefully a end to the whining….. saying that, we’ve had worse away kits.

  • Leicester Mag

    Good and a positive. First step on a long road to redemption.

    • Leazes Ender

      Can he put a good ball in for the big bloke in the middle whatsisname…?

  • Scottpaige

    Still moaning Leazes Ender is a Bell Ender……… go join the Mackems. No wonder I block your comments.

    • TheNutJob

      he’s only playing around 😈

      • Scottpaige

        Yeah of course he is 😴

    • Mark Davies

      Well said sir. I often wonder what his agenda is. we buy no-one ashley out, we buy someone he’s rubbish and ashley out.

      Bet Christmas is great in his house. Hey maybe thats it. He’s just a bitter soul bless him as when he wanted star wars figures he got battlestar galactica, he wanted an amiga and got an atari ST, all his mates had VHS and he had a betamax and worse of all he wanted to support a glory club like Liverpool but his dad made him follow us. Poor, poor bloke!!!

      Sometimes you just have to realise you love what you have and if NUFC is an Atari ST or a betamax, its a glorious one. We can just hope one day we are a star wars figure and not one from an inferior sci fi range! In the meantime, live happy, love the toon and trust in rafa!!!

      • Scottpaige

        Attention seeking is what he wants… hence I block his comments. Kid is a Muppet

        • Mark Davies

          You’re right mate. Kid is probably right

      • Damon Horner

        His house will no doubt have photos and surveillance of Ryder, Charnley and Ashley. Just a tad bit obsessed.

        • Mark Davies

          Aye and everyone at the chron haha

        • Leazes Ender

          I challenge conservatives not individuals for their own sake, those who have a responsibility and remage on their obligation to the fans. I don’t think Ryder would put up a picture of Ryder in his own house….too scarey.

      • Leazes Ender

        If you believe in Santa Clause….you’re going to have a heck of a long wait.

  • Soldier

    well let`s hope he`s better than Gouffran, ay lads

  • HarryHype59

    Good news at last! Now Rafa needs to acquire an EPL standard goal scorer and a central midfielder.

    • Si

      And a left back

  • MichaelMaximusMoose

    Penfold`s upping his game 5 weeks for the 1st signing, less then 2 for Murphy.
    £40m or so should get us a good attacking midfielder & a striker
    Fingers crossed lads

  • TheFatController

    We could have had him 5 days ago if Charnley had followed advice on here and paid the £16m asking price.

    Then Rafa would be happier, and Murphy would have already had 3 days training with the squad.

    What does that £4m get you these days anyway? Spend spend spend Charnley…meet asking prices immediately. These 4 days have caused misery on here, the stress got to some …

    • Scottpaige

      Does it matter. He’s signed end of. Go moan elsewhere

      • HarryHype59

        I think he is attempting satire.

        • Rich Lawson

          Whoosh !

      • TheFatController

        And I thought only the yanks didn’t do irony …. I’m in your side, not moaning, it’s a brilliant negotiation as it also tells selling clubs we don’t pay asking prices or bow to pressure from outside in negotiations. Credit where it is due, to Charnley here.

        • TheFatController

          Although Murphy just tweeted me to say he wouldn’t have minded Hearts, he wants to visit the castle and zoo. Ah well…

    • Geordiegiants

      Ha ha 👍

  • Geordiegiants

    Rafa loves players with roots at their club. Dummett will be our first choice left back, Murphy will ease into our first team and cement his place. It is why he likes ginger jack. Good luck to the lad, I just hope he is what we need as I know very little about him, saying that, last season I wasn’t very inspired by Clark, so let’s see how it turns out before we start with the negativity.

    • Damon Horner

      True. Same applied to Hayden as well as Clark.

      Interesting really to note what you said about loving players with their roots at the club though. Never considered that.

      • Geordiegiants

        Yeah Hayden was the same, he showed he could be very useful at time last season, especially when he played with Shelvey. Let’s hope he steps up another level this season. He could save us millions.

  • Paul Busby

    Christ, 12.5m for a championship player. Rafa wasnt kidding when they said the window was crazy.
    Still, fresh blood in the team and some competition for places. Hopefully we can see some outgoings as well as a couple more in.

  • foggy49

    The smoggies have just sign Assombalonga from Forest for 15m quid. Charnley take note. You really do need to up your game if you want to sign a few more decent players. If you pay peanuts you’ll get monkeys. Quality costs money.
    The 12m we’ve paid for Murphey is the going rate these days.
    We now need a creative / attacking midfielder, a left back, a proven striker and by the looks of it a goalie.

  • Toon Army AZ

    We lost a week haggling over £2M. Was it worth it? Penny wise, but pound foolish.

    Still waiting for a marquee signing that announces our intent to be more than a club fighting relegation. Futile hope. Perhaps…

    • Leazes Ender

      A Marquee signing or a Trophy signing? The Chronicle introduced that tent thing to put a spin on the phrase ‘Trophy signing’ which was gaining acceptance and understanding, Marquee is phrase from American sport which teams can break wage ceilings with one player.

      I had been calling Michael Owen a Trophy signing, a shirt seller, a pacifier, someone to make it look as if the club was challenging but it was really a shirt seller…. we don’t have a stringent wage rule in this country.

    • TheFatController

      I thought norwich wanted £16m last week? If we paid £10m + £2m add ons that’s £4m – almost what we paid for Ciaran Clark.

      Hopefully nothing else needs saying…?

  • Steve Pearce

    So we’re that desperate for players that we’re signing wee bairns are we?

    What’s next – black and white dyed embryos?

    • Leazes Ender

      They’ll be nee good a corners.

  • Cuh736

    Dele Alli cost £5m. A cheap player doesn’t always mean poor quality, especially for U21s with time to develop.

    Probably even a better deal than Tammy abraham would’ve been, seeing as this is permanent