Date: 9th April 2021 at 2:00pm
Written by:

Liam Kennedy has been speaking on a recent edition of NUFC Matters about all things relating to .

1 of 8

Starting with a relatively recent player. Who is this?

One of the topics that he spent some time on was Jacob Murphy’s future with the 26-year-old’s contract with the Toon set to expire at the end of this season.

Murphy has made 23 appearances in all competitions this season, and he has scored two goals and provided a further three assists.

He is also a Newcastle fan.

However, he might well leave the club at the end of the season if the Toon don’t sort out a new contract for Murphy, and Kennedy would like to see Newcastle give him a new deal.

He said: “I think Jacob Murphy is a really valuable player to have around.

“I think what you saw on Sunday is the real quality that he’s got; he can run at players, he’s got pace.

“He’s not the Jacob Murphy that turned up at Newcastle.

“I think he was overawed by the whole Newcastle fans, signing for Newcastle. I think it knocked him for six.

“I think he’s a lad now who knows he’s in the last chance saloon.

“I can’t fault him. He’s definitely got to be worth a few more years.”

Does Murphy deserve a new contract?

Yes, he has done enough

Yes, he has done enough

No, we should let him go

No, we should let him go

TIF Thoughts on Murphy…

This has been Murphy’s first season playing regularly for Newcastle in the Premier League since the 2017/18 season, where he made 25 appearances.

Since then, he has had loan spells at West Bromwich Albion and Sheffield Wednesday and has helped the Toon’s first team this season.

He grabbed a vital goal against Wolverhampton Wanderers and provided assists for goals against West Bromwich Albion and Aston Villa.

His input could turn out to be worth some crucial points for Newcastle in their fight against relegation, and he was directly involved in winning them.

So, we hope that he does get a new contract and Newcastle keep him.

In other news: ‘From good sources’ – Liam Kennedy issues positive arbitration claim at Newcastle