On Wednesday, Leeds United made the decision to terminate Luke Murphy’s contract by mutual consent after it became apparent that he wasn’t in Marcelo Bielsa’s plans for the new season. The 28-year-old has done well to find a new club so quickly, though, and he’ll be playing for Bolton Wanderers in the Championship. Fans can read more on the Yorkshire Evening Post.
Leeds United on course for quick reunion and battle with Luke Murphy as midfielder joins fellow Championship club and United's EFL Cup first round opponents Bolton on two-year deal. #lufc https://t.co/1khkWMiueg pic.twitter.com/AZk9K0gOwF
— Lee Sobot (@LeeSobotYEP) August 2, 2018
Whilst the two-year deal is a cause for celebration for Murphy, he’s set himself up with a guaranteed three fixtures against his former employees, Leeds United. Bolton are the Whites Carabao Cup first-round opponents in just 12 days as well as having two standard Championship games to contest against Marcelo Bielsa’s side. Murphy will be hoping he can mark his game against Leeds with a goal and it’ll be interesting to see if he celebrates.
Murphy spent five years at Elland Road and whilst he may not have had the impact that he wanted in his time with The Whites, none of the fans or anyone associated with the club can fault his attitude and work rate. Most of the supporters will be more than keen to see young the 28-year-old kick on and become a key player at the Macron Stadium for years to come as Bolton aim for survival for yet another year.
You can read the Whites’ verdict on Murphy here:
Good let’s give him a nice send off, decent attitude, took a pay cut, wanted to play for Leeds. Can’t fault the guy
— lee (@louielee2129) August 2, 2018
he'll tear us apart and then Kevin from Morley will claim he should have been playing for us for the past 3 years.
— Rob Stanworth (@Stannie655) August 2, 2018
Glad he got a club so quick with the window ending soon. Best of luck next season to him im sure he’ll get a good reception at ER on the 14th if he plays!
— Lloyd Sutcliffe (@sutty_room333) August 2, 2018
good move for Luke, he’s a good player and deserves to be 1st team regular, just not at #lufc. no hard feelings, all the best
— UKCloudPro (@ukcloudpro) 2 August 2018
Good to luck to him, it's nailed on he will score against us
— Al Barrie (@White_Rose_Al) August 2, 2018
He has nothing to prove. A great player.
— ChrisB6000 (@ChrisB6000) August 2, 2018
I liked murphy had his ups and downs but a good professional. Good luck to him.
— Matt Suv (@mattsuv1) August 2, 2018
The fans are pleased for Murphy and will hope he can kick on at Bolton without scoring against his former club.