Sheffield Wednesday might have to look for new transfer targets as Steve Bruce confirmed that Jacob Murphy will not be leaving Newcastle United this transfer window.
Speaking following the Magpies emphatic Carabao Cup victory over Morecambe, in which Murphy scored, Bruce said, via Dom Howson: “I won’t be letting Jacob go. He’s had a really good pre-season, and showed a great attitude towards it. He’s benefited from being out on loan, and had a really good loan last year at #SWFC, who think really highly of him.”
Garry Monk clearly thought he had a good impact at the club last season, as he was very interested in bringing him back on another loan, but this possible transfer now looks unlikely and with less than two weeks of the transfer window left, the Owls will have to move quickly if they do want to sign another winger.
Despite the player’s decent goal contribution, most Wednesday fans aren’t too disheartened that he will not be returning. It seems some got fed up by the length of time the transfer saga has dragged on for, whilst some feel he wasn’t that great. Indeed, he only really found form after the lockdown period and prior to that had scored just five times in 30 games.
Here is what they said following the news:
Steve Bruce: "I won't be letting Jacob go.
"He’s had a really good pre-season, and showed a great attitude towards it. He’s benefited from being out on loan, and had a really good loan last year at #SWFC, who think really highly of him." https://t.co/qIpfqUiNWg
— Dom Howson (@domhowson) September 24, 2020
We got Moses any way – so there 🤪
— Martin West (@martinwest73) September 24, 2020
Good luck to him
— Andrew Smith (@Cubadsmith) September 24, 2020
Time to move, yes would like him to come back but I’d hardly class it as devastating.
— Alex Sweeney 🇬🇧 (@Alex_sweeney91) September 24, 2020
Great news. To say he was average for the majority of the season is upgrading the word average!!
— darren bramhall (@darrenbramhall2) September 24, 2020
It was obvious about 3 weeks ago he wasn’t coming back to us. Why keep dragging this one out? Move on
— John Jackson (@Wotdidscoobydoo) September 24, 2020
He was decent in parts, but not a major blow for me. Silly wages likely. GM knows what we need. https://t.co/jpLuMJqYjy
— The Reason👊1867 (@1867life) September 24, 2020
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