Just like a nightclub, we’ve got one in, now we could be one step closer to having one out.
Having been told he can leave by new boss Sabri Lamouchi, Forest striker Daryl Murphy might be able to start packing his bags in the near future.
The 34-year-old still has a year left on his contract, so Nottingham Forest would have to agree to any move, be it a permanent or loan deal, although given what Lamouchi has said, I doubt they’ll be turning down any serious proposition that comes their way.
The first team that have shown an interest in Murphy are his old club Ipswich Town. He spent three seasons at the Suffolk club, scoring 67 goals in his time there with 27 of them coming in one league campaign back in 2014/15 when he finished as the league’s top scorer.
When asked about going in for Murphy, Ipswich Town boss Paul Lambert didn’t say that the club would be desperately trying to make a bid for him, but would certainly be interested given the right circumstances.
“The lad was a good player but I don’t know because he’s older now. We’ve got the young guys coming through the academy. We’re a good side, even though they’re young. I’m really happy with the guys and the way they’ve performed but if we can try and get one or two in to give them a boost then we will try.”
I’ve said before that I feel Murphy still has a role to play at the club, but it looks as though that ship has sailed. The best we can hope for now is that the club gets a decent fee for him. He’s valued on Transfermarkt at £900k, however, it’s highly unlikely someone like Ipswich, or anyone for that matter would be willing to pay that much for him.
If they can get roughly £500k, I think that will be good business, but in all honesty, I think even that fee could be rather optimistic. The fact that nobody has come in with a serious bid for him yet, means we could be in for a long wait before he leaves the City Ground.