Newcastle set to make ‘take-it-or-leave-it’ bid for Murphy

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Newcastle are set to lodge a £10million ‘take-it-or-leave-it’ bid to secure the services of Norwich City’s Jacob Murphy, according to the Northern Echo.

The newspaper claim on their website that the Magpies are refusing to be drawn into a bidding war by the Canaries, and that they will not be submitting a third offer if their latest one is not accepted.

Norwich are reported by the Chronicle to value Murphy at £16million, and have already rejected an £8million approach from Newcastle this summer.

However it is said that Rafael Benitez’s side view that fee as too much for a player with no Premier League experience under his belt, with the majority of the 22-year-old’s appearances coming in the lower leagues of English football.

A versatile winger able to play on either flank, Murphy broke into the Norwich first team last season, making 40 of his 43 appearances for the senior side, scoring eight goals and chipping in with eight assists.

He also has international experience under his belt, having played in each of England’s four matches at the Under-21 European Championships back in June.

Were he to join the Magpies, he would have to fight it out with fan favourite Matt Ritchie, Christian Atsu, Rolando Aarons and potentially Yoan Gouffran for a place on either wing.

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