Jacob Murphy: Norwich City winger signs for Newcastle United

Jacob Murphy
Jacob Murphy helped England reach the semi-finals of the European Under-21 Championship this summer

Newcastle United have signed England Under-21 international Jacob Murphy from Norwich City for a reported £12m.external-link

The 22-year-old winger came through the Canaries' youth ranks and scored 10 goals in 41 appearances last season, including two against Newcastle.

Murphy, a boyhood Newcastle fan, has joined the Magpies at their training camp in Ireland.

"It was my childhood dream to represent Newcastle and now the opportunity is here I can't wait to start," he said.external-link

Murphy has made 122 senior career appearances, including those during his six loans away from Norwich.

Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez added: "He's a young and talented player and hopefully he can develop even more here.

"We hope he can show us the passion, commitment and ability that he showed in the Championship last season."

Find all the latest football transfers on our dedicated page.

Top Stories

Explore the BBC