Newcastle allowed winger Jacob Murphy to leave the club on transfer deadline day to join Championship promotion-chasers West Brom on loan until the end of the season, as reported by Sky Sports.
Murphy has struggled for gametime at St James’ Park so far this term and has returned to the division in which he made his name after coming through the ranks with Norwich.
Despite Rafa Benitez’s side being in need of pace and creativity for much of the campaign, Murphy has been unable to convince the Spaniard that he is the man to deliver it.
But at just 23, Murphy still has plenty of time to transform his career around and all it may take is for him to rediscover his form and fitness in a promotion push at the Hawthorns.
And with Newcastle not exactly flush with cash, there has to be an opportunity for a young English prospect who has pace and ability to establish a place in the first team plans if he improves suitably.
It has been an attitude problem at times recently with Murphy, but with improved confidence after a spell away, there is no reason why he cannot re-establish himself at the club.
Alternatively, a good spell at West Brom may boost interest in a permanent move away for Murphy, if that proves to suit all parties.