Little over a year ago, the Newcastle United fans were left with shocked looks on their faces when the club brought in Daryl Murphy last summer.
Indeed, the veteran Irish international was written off by large sections of support prior to his arrival, though did ultimately prove to be a helpful addition to Rafa Benitez’s squad. He notched five goals across their Championship-winning campaign, popping up with crucial strikes against the likes of Brentford and Rotherham along the way.
So, the recent reports in regards to his likely departure were always going to spark a reaction. Murphy is reportedly close to joining Nottingham Forest and, while his ageing years may prevent anyone from getting all that excited, our resident Geordies in the bar have bid a fond farewell to the forward.
With that in mind, here’s a closer look at what Toon fans online had to say about the striker.
— David Lackenby (@DLackas4) July 19, 2017
It was always known that Daryl Murphy be on the move this summer, but he deserves pride of place in #NUFC promotion campaign
— Be Immortal (@MagOSotP) July 19, 2017
I'd like to wish Darryl Murphy all the very best for his future. He played an important part of our promotion and never let us down #NUFC
— Michael Martin (@tfMichael1892) July 20, 2017
— Paul Yates (@yatsy5) July 20, 2017
— Josh Bone (@SPFC_2014) July 20, 2017
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If Daryl Murphy joins Forest or A N other I wish him luck and thank him for helping #nufc next season. Although I'd keep him in the squad
— DRA PAT Testing ⚡️ (@draPATtesting) July 20, 2017