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Wolves enquire make approach for 21-year-old attacker - report

By Dominic Toner

Wolves are interested in signing Norwich attacker Josh Murphy, according to a report.

Sky Sports claimed on their transfer centre blog on Monday (16:16) that the Midlands club have made an enquiry over the availability of the 21-year-old.

The report details that Norwich are keen to keep the player and are in talks with the player’s representatives over a new contract.

Murphy has played a bit-part role at Carrow Road this season, while his twin brother Jacob has been a much more prominent figure in the first-team.

Wolves manager Paul Lambert is looking to make changes to his squad in January and has identified Murphy as a potential target, with the pair previously working together at Norwich.

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The attacker usually operates on the left wing and had a successful loan spell at Mk Dons earlier in his career.

The England Under-20 international has made just 10 Championship appearances this season and is yet to complete 90 minutes.

Murphy has made a good impact in the EFL Trophy and scored five goals in just four appearances.

Football Insider verdict:

Murphy could be a good fit at Wolves and manager Lambert already knows about his qualities. Lambert is trying to overhaul his squad and put his stamp on it, with Andreas Weimann completing his move to Molineux in January. The Midlands club have a strong policy of bringing through youngsters and 21-year-old Murphy would fit into that style. He has shown glimpses of his skill, but needs some regular game time in the Championship to develop. Wolves are struggling to push a deal for Ben Marshall over the line and Murphy could be a good solution instead, with a loan deal in the best interest of Norwich and Wolves.

In other Wolves transfer news, a BBC journalist has provided an update on the club’s pursuit of a 25-year-old.

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