Jacob Murphy may leave Newcastle United for Rangers in the summer transfer window, according to Kevin Campbell.
Speaking to Football Insider, the former Arsenal, Everton and West Brom striker has claimed that Murphy may be attracted to winning trophies and potentially playing in the Champions League, and therefore could make the move to Glasgow. The 51-year-old said:
“There’s a good chance for Rangers to get him.
“He hasn’t played that much this season, he’s a Premier League player and he’d be quite a big name to go up there.
“To play, to challenge for trophies, to play in the Champions League, hey listen, that’s a big stage and it will turn his head.
“Let’s face it, Newcastle aren’t going anywhere fast are they?”
Newcastle should keep Murphy
There is no doubt that, if possible, Newcastle should do all they can to keep Murphy at St James’ Park and not let him be tempted by a potential swoop from Steven Gerrard’s men.
Does Murphy have a future at Newcastle?
The 26-year-old has emerged as a key player for Steve Bruce’s team playing in the right wing-back role of late, and given that he is a winger by trade, his added versatility is a very useful asset to have in the squad.
Murphy has contributed a goal and an assist in his last five games for Newcastle in the Premier League (Transfermarkt), showing that he can certainly provide in terms of key contributions.
Nonetheless, the Englishman still has a lot to offer to the Magpies, and selling him in the upcoming summer transfer window would not be a smart bit of business given his recent run of form.
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