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Norwich Metropolis already rejected a bid value £eight million from the Magpies, stories The Telegraph’s Luke Edwards, and is poised to attempt to push back additional approaches for the 22-yr-previous.
Benitez was alerted to Murphy in the course of the Magpies’ promotion from the Championship final season. The winger – who progressed by way of the Norwich academy with twin brother Josh – lastly acquired his probability to strut his stuff regularly for the primary group, and flourished with 9 objectives and 6 assists in an in any other case underwhelming time period for the Canaries.
Murphy was equally promising on England obligation on the European Beneath-21 Championship in June, the place he was scouted by Newcastle’s head of recruitment Steve Nickson.
Newcastle’s solely purchases for the senior setup this summer time have been for Florian Lejeune and Christian Atsu, who was on mortgage from Chelsea within the 2016-17 marketing campaign. Tammy Abraham opted to hitch Swansea Metropolis on mortgage moderately than Newcastle, and Benitez has seen little in any other case to recommend that he’ll be given the promised further revenue earned from promotion to spend earlier than kicking off the brand new season towards Tottenham Hotspur on Aug. 12.