Ipswich Town set for an additional £1m windfall for Daryl Murphy following Newcastle United’s promotion

Daryl Murphy, pictured back at Portman Road as a Newcastle United player. Picture: Steve Waller.

Daryl Murphy, pictured back at Portman Road as a Newcastle United player. Picture: Steve Waller. - Credit: Picture: Steve Waller

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.

• Murphy reveals McCarthy was upset at the timing of his exit

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.

Town were this morning linked with a £500k move for Rangers striker Joe Garner, while Preston’s Jordan Hugill and Rotherham’s Danny Ward are still on the wanted list.

• Preston boss tells McCarthy that Hugill is worth four million

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.