Norwich City fans thrilled by Jacob Murphy’s crucial goal for England U21s at European Championship in Poland

Jacob Murphy celebrates putting England U21s 2-0 up against Poland in Kielce. Picture: Nick Potts/PA

Jacob Murphy celebrates putting England U21s 2-0 up against Poland in Kielce. Picture: Nick Potts/PA Wire - Credit: PA

Jacob Murphy’s crucial goal for the England Under-21s continued a day of debate about the winger’s future among Norwich City fans.

The Norwich City starlet came on as a half-time substitute and calmly finished from close range after good play by Demarai Gray in the 69th minute.

Murphy’s strike, as he won his sixth U21s cap, added to Gray’s opener in the first half and was capped by a Lewis Baker penalty late on as hosts Poland were beaten 3-0.

It sealed top spot in Group A for Aidy Boothroyd’s side and followed on from national newspaper the Mirror linking the Canaries’ 22-year-old with four top-flight clubs – and slapping a £7million price tag on his head.

West Brom, Crystal Palace, Southampton and Swansea are all said to be keen to sign City’s academy product after his bright performances in Poland with the Young Lions.

That follows the Norfolk-raised attacker’s breakthrough Championship season, scoring 10 goals in 41 senior appearances, which means Norwich supporters will not have been too surprised to see Murphy being touted with Premier League clubs.


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It is that £7m price tag which got people talking, with many surprised to see such a low value attached to one of the Canaries’ star academy products.

• Take a look at some of the reaction to Murphy’s big night above

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