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Benitez leading Premier League rivals in race for £8m summer signing

The Newcastle fans here in the Football Transfer Tavern think that the sky’s the limit for Rafa Benitez and the Toon Army in their first season back in the Premier League after a year in the Championship.

However, there are many in the bar who think the Magpies are getting ahead of themselves and will need to bring in some serious signings if they are to succeed in the new season.

With that in mind, it seems Rafa is set to beat two top flight rivals to the signing of exciting Norwich winger Jacob Murphy, according to reports from The Mirror.

The 22-year-old, who emerged from the shadow of his brother Josh at Carrow Road last season, is set to snub both Southampton and Crystal Palace in favour of a move to join up with the Champions League winning manager at St. James’ Park in a deal worth £8m.

Our landlord reckons this could become a recurring theme while the former Liverpool and Real Madrid boss remains in charge in the North East, with the Spaniard’s CV giving players a perfectly valid reason to snub teams higher in the league.

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