Some Newcastle United fans are now pushing for Jacob Murphy to get a new contract at St. James’ Park.
The English winger has emerged as a key player for the Toon this season,
He hasn’t always been a starter, but has proven a useful player for Steve Bruce at times this term.
So far the £25,000-a-week star (Spotrac) has made 23 appearances for the club this term across all competitions.
18 of those have come in the Premier League – nine of which have been starts.
Against Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday, Murphy operated as a right wing-back again, and really held his own in a position he is definitely getting more used to now.
Fans thought he played really well against Jose Mourinho’s side, and were impressed with his work ethic.
As things currently stand, Murphy, who spent last season on loan at Sheffield Wednesday and half of 2018/19 with West Bromwich Albion, is out of contract this summer (via Transfermarkt).
On social media, it seems a large number of Toon fans are now keen to see Murphy rewarded for his recent contributions:
A lot of talk on here about Murphy’s contract situation. Thought I’d chuck me 50p in.
A very solid squad player, very reliable option. Has a very underrated delivery of a cross.
— Magpie 24/7 – Newcastle United (@Magpie24_7) April 6, 2021
he’s got some of the best crossing in the team and he plays for the badge, if we’ve got gayle on a contract why not murphy
— kyle davidson (@kyledavidson_x) April 6, 2021
Proved me wrong 🙋♂️, definitely this season he has made a difference when he’s been on the pitch! Always putting 100% into every performance, I would give him another 3 year contract
— Randall (@Randall1995) April 6, 2021
-Bulked up physically (doesn’t get as bullied in games)
-Attitude is second to none
-Willing to run at defenders/fearless with the ball
-Valuable squad player (if we stay up)
It’s an absolute no brainer for me.
— Callum Irving (@NUFCIrving1010) April 6, 2021
Not to forget, he’s one of us as well.
He pulls on that shirt with pride and is one of the few lucky to be living everyone of our dreams we had of doing so as kids.
Would be utter madness if Jacob wasn’t offered a new contract, always rooting for him.
— Ry (@_Gadgie) April 6, 2021
He’s never had a bad game since coming back to us not once, consistently good and forward thinking
— Daniel (@DanielNufc13) April 6, 2021
I’ve got zero faith in the club buying a replacement let alone an improvement so new contract it is
— Stewart (@costanza55) April 6, 2021