Jacob Murphy has always been cited as a player with large potential, possessing a strong combination of pace and power.
The winger made his name at Norwich City, a club both him and his twin brother Josh played for since the age of 7. Enjoying a breakthrough season in 2016/17 the former England Under-21 international caught the eye of Rafa Benitez.
Since playing for his boyhood club in the North East, he has endured mixed performances littered with inconsistency. With this in mind Murphy was loaned out to Championship clubs; West Bromwich Albion and Sheffield Wednesday.
Impressing in pre-season of our 2020/21 season, Steve Bruce opted to keep Murphy in Tyneside for the season.
- Position: Right Winger (Left Winger)
- Date of Birth: 24.02.1995
- Place of Birth: London, England
- Preferred Foot: Right
- Height: 173cm / 5′ 7″
- Previous Clubs: Norwich City (2013-2017)
- Newcastle United Transfer Date: 19.07.2017
- Newcastle United Transfer Fee: £10,000,000
- Squad Number: #23
- Social Media: @JacobMurphy95
Murphy’s Best NUFC Moments
Stoke City 0-1 Newcastle United
This game is unlikely to claim a place in the most memorable victories, but the importance of this win was huge. Murphy’s pinpoint cross to Ayoze Perez created the only goal, lifting us 4 points above the relegation zone.
Manchester City 3-1 Newcastle United
In what turned out to be a consolation goal for the Magpies, Jacob Murphy’s goal against Manchester City marked a true personal highlight for the winger. The goal at the Etihad was his first for the club in 19 appearances.
Wolves 1-1 Newcastle United
Fast forward to the 2020/21 season and you can see the dividends from Murphy’s loan spells. Netting a superb free kick in the dying moments, Murphy ensured we left the Molineux with a valuable point.
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