Murphy makes Benitez transfer revelation that will thrill Newcastle fans
By Derek Smithson
Newcastle forward Daryl Murphy has revealed that manager Rafael Benitez is preparing to spend big in the transfer window.
The 34-year-old has explained that he was told he is likely to be moved on from St James’ Park in the summer, despite still having one year remaining on his contract.
He is not set to feature in the Magpies plans as they prepare for their return to the top flight.
Murphy admitted that Newcastle will look to sell him this summer and that is down to the big-money signings that Benitez is expected to bring in.
“I spoke to him [Benitez] last week and he said, ‘It is going to be hard for you to play next year. We are going to listen to a few offers’,” Murphy said, as quoted by the Sun. “The way the club wants to go forward and the money he is going to get to spend on players, I always knew that was going to be the case.”
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Newcastle fans will be delighted by the transfer revelation and will hop to see a number of top quality signings arrive at the north-east club.
Benitez took a similar approach last summer following their relegation to the Championship, recruiting the likes of Dwight Gayle and Matt Ritchie to help fire them to the league title.
The experienced Spanish boss is now tasked with keep his side in the top flight next year and several new faces may be arriving.
Newcastle do have a squad full of experienced Premier League players, something that fellow promoted teams Brighton and Huddersfield do lack.
In other Newcastle transfer news, a report has named the six positions that Benitez is looking to strengthen this summer.