This comes after Newcastle journalist Lee Ryder shared a post on his official Twitter page that contained an article from The Chronicle about Murphy’s new contract after the club revealed that a number of Toon players had signed new deals earlier this week.
The Chronicle article revealed that Murphy’s new contract will see him stay at St. James’ Park for another six years until 2027.
This post from Ryder, who called Murphy’s new contract an “exciting” one, then quickly grabbed the attention of a lot of Toon supporters who were not shy in sharing their thoughts on the length of Murphy’s new deal.
So, what did these Newcastle fans have to say in response to Ryder’s post about the length of Murphy’s new contract?
“Embarrassing he must be laughing his head off”
“People at the club never learn absolutely embarrassing.”
“That just says to me that no takeover is incoming”
Looking at the replies to this post from Ryder, it seems as though these Newcastle fans aren’t particularly impressed by the length of Murphy’s new contract at St. James’ Park.
Do you think six years is too much for Murphy's new contract?
In our view, the fact that the club have offered Murphy to stay at the club for another six years shows just how much they value the player and that they want him to stay at the club for a substantial amount of time.
Taking into account how the 26-year-old played in numerous positions for Steve Bruce’s side last season and played 90 minutes in all of their eight final league games of the season, it’s easy to see why the club have tied him down with a new deal.
However, six years does feel a bit excessive, in our view.