'We're going to win the league' - Newcastle fans react on Twitter as attacker reportedly nears move
By Derek Smithson
Newcastle have reportedly agreed a fee with Norwich for attacker Jacob Murphy – and the club’s supporters have responded with mixed feelings to the news.
Telegraph correspondent John Percy revealed on his personal Twitter account that the two clubs have reached an agreement of a £12.5million fee for the winger.
The 22-year-old has been on the radar of Rafael Benitez’s side so far in the transfer window and they appear to made a significant stride to signing him.
Some Newcastle fans have voiced their concern about the big price tag for a player that has never played in the Premier League before.
Meanwhile, other supporters are ecstatic about Murphy’s potential arrival and one joked that the North East club could go on to win the league.
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Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
12.5m is ALOT for Jacob Murphy. But if he's Rafa's man.. I'm for it. Overpaying now but maybe very worth it later on #nufc
— Toon Army Virginia (@ToonArmy757) July 17, 2017
— Aaron Lillycrop (@AaronLillycrop) July 17, 2017
Just watched a goals & skills video of Jacob Murphy on YouTube and have come to the conclusion that we're going to win the league. #nufc
— Dream Boat (@Dreamboatdeux) July 17, 2017
Couldn't we have spent that money on buying a decent LB in Gibbs? Murphy I'm afraid is championship standard #NUFC
— Liam (@liamsurreytoon) July 17, 2017
From what i saw of Murphy in the Euro's i'm genuinely excited by this signing #nufc
— John Witherspoon (@JohnSpoon1983) July 17, 2017
Really excited about Jacob Murphy, looked very decent for Norwich last season, has bags of potential. #NUFC
— Jake (@JakeMileham27) July 17, 2017
Murphy signing then. I'm happy with that. #NUFC
— James Denwood (@jamesdenwood_) July 17, 2017
12m for Jacob Murphy…. 15mill got us Alan Shearer!! I know there's a lot more ???? in the game now but come onnnnnnnn…. #NUFC ⬛️⬜️⬛️
— Jamie Brown (@JamieBrownNUFC) July 17, 2017
Murphy looks set to earn his big move to the Premier League and Newcastle prepare for their return to the top flight.
The right winger is fresh off the back of an impressive summer with England’s Under-21s side where he helped them reach the semi-finals of the European Championships.
He is blessed with great pace and trickery, something which helped him standout in the Championship last season for Norwich.
Murphy showed his qualities at Carrow Road by scoring nine goals and supplying 10 assists in 40 games last season for the Championship side.
The Englishman would be competing alongside the likes of Matt Ritchie, Christian Atsu and Rolando Aarons if he completes a move to St James’ Park.
In other Newcastle transfer news, they are interested in signing a 27-year-old attacker from La Liga.