According to The Sun journalist Phil Cadden, Newcastle United attacker Jacob Murphy is wanted on loan by four Championship clubs.
Indeed, Cadden claimed on Tuesday afternoon that Fulham, Derby County, Huddersfield Town and Sheffield Wednesday were all eyeing loan moves.
Murphy, who joined Newcastle from Norwich City in July 2017, has managed just one goal in 41 appearances for the Magpies in all competitions.
The attacker spent the second half of the 2018-19 campaign on loan with West Bromwich Albion – netting twice in 15 appearances.
It does not appear that the 24-year-old is in the plans of Newcastle boss Steve Bruce, though, which could lead to a summer exit.
A number of the Magpies’ fans have been on social media reacting to the latest speculation surrounding Murphy.
And it would be fair to say that there are a lot of differing views when it comes to the former England Under-21 international, as shown by the tweets below:
He’s awful to be fair
— STEPHEN DIXON (@SDIXON1902) August 6, 2019
One of the worst players I’ve ever seen in a Newcastle top.
— Bradley Heads (@bheads1) August 6, 2019
Keep him, sell atsu for even £2m just to clear off the higher wages
— Joe (@Futman11Jr) August 6, 2019
He’s better than Atsu, and he will be in the squad just like every year
— Jack (@Jack__1955) August 6, 2019
Agreed. I woupd rather atsu or aarons went, ritchie and murphy better than them imho.
— Simon (@LittleHenryD) August 6, 2019
Waste of money
— Chris Haggerty (@chrishaggerty82) August 6, 2019
— AJ (@_amj93) August 6, 2019
— Lucas Barboza (@lulucasbarboza) August 6, 2019