Josh Murphy has joined Cardiff City on a four-year deal.
— Cardiff City FC (@CardiffCityFC) June 12, 2018
The former Norwich City Academy graduate was the subject of much transfer speculation over the weekend with Brighton, managed by his former manager Chris Hughton, being mentioned.
However, on Monday, the news broke that Murphy was in Cardiff and was set to join Neil Warnock’s newly promoted Bluebirds.
The 23-year-old was a part of the Norwich FA Youth Cup winning side in 2013 and all told, made 108 appearances for the Canaries, scoring 20 goals, with 11 of those coming last season, which was arguably his breakthrough season.
He had to play second fiddle to his brother Jacob, who had a similar sort of season, in 2016/17, which saw him make a move to Newcastle last summer but Josh took on the role of a first-team player under Daniel Farke.
There has been talk that Josh has struggled without his twin brother around and vice versa last season, so the fact they are even further apart than before is an interesting footnote to this story.
The bottom line is that selling Murphy was a necessity for Norwich.
All the best for the future, fella.