Following the confirmation of Josh Murphy’s £11m move to Cardiff City on Tuesday, Norwich City sporting director Stuart Webber has been speaking of the club’s decision to offload the academy graduate.
Murphy was a part of Norwich’s massively indifferent season in the Championship last term, as he flattered to deceive on plenty of occasions.
The young winger undoubtedly possesses the potential to compete at the highest level but it seems Norwich felt it was right to allow the player to leave and pursue first-team football in the top-flight.
Webber, who spoke to the club’s official website following Murphy’s move to the Bluebirds, conceded that the academy graduate was looking to leave Norwich this summer.
Josh was keen for a fresh challenge and Premier League football and we were offered a substantial fee, so we believe it’s a good deal for the player and Norwich City.
Murphy has only a brief experience of playing in the Premier League, as he featured sporadically in the Canaries’ 2013/14 season in the top-flight.
Following the move to Cardiff City, though, the winger will be hoping to nail down a place in Neil Warnock’s starting line-up as the Bluebirds look to beat the drop in their first season back in the Premier League.