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Newcastle agree Murphy transfer fee

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Newcastle have agreed a fee with Norwich for the transfer of winger Jacob Murphy, according to a reliable journalist.

John Percy, the Midlands football reporter for the Daily Telegraph, has today reported on his personal Twitter account that a £12.5million deal has been agreed between the two clubs:

The news will come as a huge boost to Newcastle, who have reportedly been in hot pursuit of the 22-year-old this summer.

The club had seen a reported initial bid of £8million rejected by the Canaries, before the Chronicle claimed they had returned with a £10million offer on Saturday.

It now appears that they have their man, with Murphy himself said to be keen on making the move to the North East.

The England Under-21 international has risen through English football, having been playing for Coventry City in League One on loan just two seasons ago.

The last campaign saw him break into the Norwich first team, going on to make 40 appearances, scoring eight goals and providing another eight assists as he demonstrating his dazzling skills.

His fine form for his club saw him earn a call-up for his country, as England travelled to Poland to compete in the Under-21 European Championships.

He played in all four of the Young Lions matches, scoring once, as they were knocked out at the semi-final stage on penalties against Germany.

His proposed arrival at St James’ Park will be the third new name through the door for Newcastle this summer, following the arrival of fellow winger Christian Atsu and defender Florian Lejeune from Chelsea and Eibar respectively.

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