Ipswich Town set for an additional £1m windfall for Daryl Murphy following Newcastle United’s promotion
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Ipswich Town are set to receive an additional £1m from Newcastle United, as part of last summer’s Daryl Murphy deal, following the Magpies’ promotion back to the Premier League.
Murphy – who scored 67 goals in for Town over a six-year period – handed in a transfer request days before the transfer window shut last August to force through a switch to Rafa Benitez’s men.
Town received £3m up front for the Republic of Ireland international and it’s now been revealed by the Newcastle Chronicle that the final cost of the deal will rise to £4m due to a promotion clause.
Mick McCarthy has struggled to land a replacement for Murphy, who was very much the focal point of the attack, and landing a powerful front man remains his top priority this summer.
Marley Watkins had been a player Town were keen on, but the 26-year-old has agreed to sign for Norwich City when his Barnsley deal expires.