Nottingham Forest were interested in signing Newcastle star Jacob Murphy during the summer transfer window.

Now, Football Insider have claimed how much it will cost the Reds to land the Premier League winger.

Some outlets had claimed that Murphy was out of contract at the end of the season, although that doesn’t seem to be the case.

Chronicle Live claim that the player has another year to run on his deal which actually expires in the summer of 2022.

Jacob Murphy
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Despite the player not being available for free this summer, Football Insider claims that Newcastle might consider a sale.

They report that the Magpies could be prepared to take a significant hit on the £12 million they paid for him in 2017.

It is thought that Murphy could be available for just £3 million and that will surely alert several clubs.

Forest might not be in the picture this time, however.

Rangers, Watford and Southampton are all cited in the report as potential interested parties in the 26-year-old.

Murphy has scored three goals and claimed three assists during 2020/21 but has started just 10 Premier League games.

 

Should Forest go in for Murphy?

The Newcastle man is certainly a player who would thrive in the Championship.

His £25,000-a-week wage might put a lot of clubs off, however, including Forest.

With Premier League clubs interested, Murphy would surely relish the chance to prove a point to Newcastle if they decide to offload him.

The ex-Norwich man will feel he hasn’t played enough this season and at 26, he’ll want regular first-team football.

A £3 million valuation does seem like a snip though. He is quick, direct, scores goals and is more than capable of making things happen in the final third.

Jacob Murphy
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With Brennan Johnson coming back to the club, Forest might find themselves in a position where they don’t need a winger.

Joe Lolley and Alex Mighten will still be at the club, whilst Chris Hughton could yet hand Sammy Ameobi a new deal.

Murphy will prove a decent addition for any club who signs him.

If Forest are to plunge £3 million on one player, however, it probably won’t be on a winger.

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