Newcastle United have confirmed that Jacob Murphy has secured a season-long loan to Sheffield Wednesday.
The 24-year-old completed his move on transfer deadline day, having spent the second half of last season on loan at West Bromwich Albion.
Murphy spent the first half of last season at St. James’ Park, but only managed three league starts and six substitute appearances, making one assist, as per WhoScored.
During the second half of the campaign, he made nine Championship starts and six substitute appearances in a West Brom shirt, scoring twice and assisting once.
He also made 0.6 key passes, 1.1 dribbles and 0.3 crosses per game for the Baggies – while his form was okay, it wasn’t the sort of showing that would help him force his way back into the Newcastle side.
His chances were made even slimmer when Allan Saint-Maximin, who will likely play on the wing, signed for the Magpies this summer.
While it would have been better for Newcastle to sell Murphy on a permanent basis, with his future at the club looking bleak, getting him out on loan is the next best option.
Murphy has failed to make any real impact at St. James’ Park, so loaning him out to a club where he should be able to get more game time is good for him, as it should mean the 24-year-old can start showing what he can do again.
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