Newcastle United have told Jacob Murphy he is free to leave the club on loan, as reported by The Northern Echo.
Fulham, Derby County, Sheffield Wednesday and Huddersfield Town have all expressed an interest in the 24-year-old.
Murphy is said to currently be weighing up his options ahead of the transfer window’s deadline.
Murphy has struggled since completing a reported £12m deal to join Newcastle in 2017 – he made 13 Premier League starts and 12 substitute appearances during his first season at St. James’ Park, scoring one goal and assisting once, as per WhoScored.
He was then only able to follow that up with three starts and six substitute appearances in the league during the last campaign, managing one assist.
The Englishman spent the second half of the season at West Brom, where he showed a slight glimpse of what made Newcastle sign him in the first place, as he managed two goals and one assist in nine starts and six substitute appearances.
However, there has been nothing groundbreaking to indicate he is someone Newcastle simply must keep hold of especially following the fairly big-money arrivals of Miguel Almiron and Allan Saint-Maximin.
Murphy has been part of Steve Bruce’s pre-season programme but is seemingly not seen as an integral player for the Magpies, so will be sacrificed to make room in the club’s 25-man squad.
With Murphy having struggled since joining Newcastle, it is understandable that the club are willing to let him leave in order to bring other players in.
It will also be beneficial for Murphy to continue getting more game time, as his career could potentially be at risk of stalling if he stays on the periphery at St. James’ Park.
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