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Newcastle United confirm £12m signing of Jacob Murphy from Norwich City

19 Juillet 2017

Jacob Murphy signed for Newcastle United in a £12million deal - then revealed he was fulfilling a "childhood dream".

Murphy, 24, is Newcastle's third summer signing after winger Christian Atsu made his loan move from Chelsea permanent and centre-half Florian Lejeune joined from Eibar.

Neither club has disclosed the fee nor the length of contract for Murphy, 22, who enjoyed his breakthrough season at Norwich last season.

"He (McCarthy) is a good player but we now have a lot of them at this club", Benitez said.

Murphy saw Newcastle beat Dutch side PSV Eindhoven 2-1 at St. James Park, with goals from Alan Shearer and Gary Speed either side of a Mateja Kežman penalty.

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

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Murphy is training in Ireland with his new team-mates.

United have also watched Murphy's twin brother Josh, a forward at Norwich.

"We are talking about different things in the Premier League and we have some clubs asking about him", Benitez told the Irish Examiner. You can't have players that think this is easy because they are the only one in that position.

"But, in this case, we wanted the type of player (Jacob is) and were happy with that".

The Magpies have made four signings since their return to the Premier League after winning the Championship.

Newcastle United confirm £12m signing of Jacob Murphy from Norwich City