Norwich City winger, Josh Murphy will be ending the 2017/18 campaign with a lot of peering eyes hailing from the Premier League. Swansea City are one of the interested parties who are in desperate need of restrengthening in the next summer window.
The 23-year-old has showcased his talents this season by scoring 11 goals and assisting 2. He is tied to the Canaries till the summer of 2021 and has caught the attention of Claude Puel’s Leicester City and Roy Hodgson’s Crystal Palace.
If Murphy were to move, he would be following into the shoes of his twin-brother, Jacob Murphy, who had earlier made the switch to Newcastle United for £12m.
Josh Murphy is primarily a winger but can appear in more offensive central roles as well. He has slowly worked his way into the City first team and has racked up over 100 appearances for the EFL Championship outfit. The player did spend his early development years with MK Dons and has 42 games under his belt for the League One side. Murphy has been capped at international level as well – 15 times for the England youth sides.
He is a skilful, pacey and has the shooting boots of a top level athlete. His potential is off the charts at this point and Swansea could highly benefit from the player’s services. Who knows? Maybe things will turn out to be more illustrious for him than it has been for his brother at under Rafael Benitez.
However, the Canaries, who are in the mid-table position now may be reluctant to let go of another of their offensive threats if James Maddison makes the club exit next summer. As it is, their ambitions of making a title-run will be severely hampered when the 21-year-old quits for an obscene amount of transfer fee. But replacing two young players will be a massive headache which Daniel Farke might not agree to take on.
Nevertheless, Swansea could definitely use the help. They are currently holding off the bottom three spots by just one point and are still within contention of facing the relegation drop themselves.
The wings have been severely understaffed ever since the season began and Gylfi Sigurdsson made his way over to the Goodison Park.
Andre Ayew’s arrival has helped but Carlos Carvalhal might be able to promise another miraculous escape if the club does not make any signings in the next transfer window.