Jacob Murphy is set to sign a new long-term deal at Newcastle United, ending speculation linking with him moves to Leeds United and Rangers [Shields Gazette].
The Lowdown: Newcastle strive towards the 2021/22 season
Moving into 2021/22, the Toon will be hoping to improve on their 12th placed Premier League finish last campaign [BBC].
However, keeping hold of their key assets will also likely be a priority to the St James’ Park hierarchy, something which they seem to have successfully enacted in the form of the 26-year-old.
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The Latest: Murphy set to pen new long-term deal at St James’ Park
Excelling in his newly defined role as a right-wing back, Murphy is set to commit his future to the Geordies on a lengthy new contract [Shields Gazette].
Though the finer details of his signature are yet to be finalised, he will now bring the curtain down on interest in his services from Premier League side Leeds United and UEFA Champions League qualifiers Rangers [Shields Gazette].
In recent months, European attention from Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen and Turkish Super Lig Galatasaray had also come to the fore [Football Insider].
The Verdict: New Murphy contract is welcome news for the Magpies supporters
Unquestionably, this news will come as a timely boost to the Newcastle United support. Playing a key role in the Magpies’ upturn in form towards the end of 2020/21, the versatile right-sider registered seven goal contributions in 31 appearances; three goals and four assists [Transfermarkt].
Labelled as ‘outstanding’ by The Times editor Henry Winter back in April [Football Fancast], he has shown a commendable desire to adapt as a footballer over the last year, winning 106 duels over the course of the campaign in his new defensive role [Premier League].
In other news, an Italian side are interested in a Newcastle United midfielder.
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