Clarets Targeting Newcastle United Wing-Back

Jacob Murphy Interesting Clarets In Transfer window

Burnley Football Club along with Leeds United have joined the race to sign Newcastle United star Jacob Murphy, the Football Insider can reveal. Newcastle United are keen to offer him a new contract in order to fend off growing interest from a string of clubs. A source at St. James Park has confirmed the club have already received enquires from Burnley, Leeds United, Watford, Southampton and Glasgow Rangers for the wing-back.

Murphy, who has just over a year remaining on his contract at St. James’ Park is currently valued at around £3million. The converted wing-back has played some of the best football of his career since dropping deeper this season. A £12million signing from Norwich City in July 2017, Murphy has made seventy appearances for the Magpies and has four goals and six assists to his name.

Three of those goals and three of those assists have come in his 29 appearances across all competitions this season and Murphy has revived his Newcastle United career over the past twelve months after spending the previous eighteen months on loan at Sheffield Wednesday and before that at West Bromwich Albion.

He has started Newcastle United last seven Premier League fixtures at right wing-back, with Steve Bruce’s side recording an impressive three wins and two draws in that time. Clubs will have to pay a fee in the region of £3million if they want to prise the Englishman away from Tyneside, provided he does not agree to sign an extension.

Scottish Premiership League Champions, Glasgow Rangers were keen on signing Murphy in January and last summer and will re-ignite their pursuit of him if they are given it looks as though the Newcastle United player is being made available for a move.

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