Newcastle United player Jacob Murphy could be staying at Sheffield Wednesday on a permanent basis as Garry Monk admitted to YorkshireLive that he would like to keep him beyond his loan spell at the end of the 2019/20 season.
As per the outlet, the Owls boss has been ‘delighted’ with the contribution of Murphy for his team and added that he would like to keep the player beyond the end of this campaign ‘if the opportunity is there’.
Indeed, the 25-year old has been fairly impressive for SWFC so far in this term, scoring seven goals and making three assists in 36 games in the EFL Championship, according to Sofascore.
Murphy has also created seven big chances, while averaging 1.7 successful dribbles and 1.1 key passes per league match (via the website).
However, the winger may face competition for places if he comes back to the Tyneside club, with the likes of Valentino Lazaro, Allan Saint-Maximin and Christina Atsu already occupying those kinds of positions in the current squad.
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Murphy also does not have a particularly good record with the Magpies either, having scored just one goal and made a mere three assists in 41 matches in all competitions across two seasons (per Transfermarkt).
A possible permanent switch in the upcoming summer transfer window may suit both parties, but a fee and wages would surely have to be agreed first before any sort of deal could materialise.
Nevertheless, if Monk wants to keep him, added to the fact that he may face tough competition for places if he returns, Murphy may want to think about where his near future lies.
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