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Letting Murphy leave for Huddersfield Town could be a smart move by Newcastle United

Letting Murphy leave for Huddersfield Town could be a smart move by Newcastle United

As far as incoming go, it is likely to be another quiet transfer window for Rafael Benitez and Newcastle United this month.

There is, however, expected to be exits out of St. James’ Park for some players with Jacob Murphy just one name currently being linked with a move away from the club.

The Breakdown

According to the Daily Mirror, Huddersfield Town have approached Newcastle over a potential loan deal for Murphy, while Frank Lampard’s Derby County are also said to be interested in the 23-year-old.

All things considered, a permanent transfer would probably be preferable should Benitez be happy to part ways with £6.3m-rated (Transfermarkt) Murphy as the Spaniard looks for funds to spend in this window.

But if that does not materialise, a loan move, that should see the club get Murphy’s wages off their books, could still prove to be a good decision and may allow Benitez to bring in a loan signing of his own for the attacking positions.

Murphy has rarely ever looked like a real attacking threat since joining the club back in 2017, while the likes of Kenedy and Matt Ritchie simply have not done enough going forward this season.

Furthermore, Benitez could desperately do with bringing in another attacker and the departure of Murphy could help set that in motion.

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