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Thursday 8 December 2016

Daryl Murphy puts an end to transfer speculation by signing new Ipswich deal

Published 15/07/2015 | 15:18

Ipswich striker Daryl Murphy scored 27 goals to finish as the leading scorer in the Championship last season
Ipswich striker Daryl Murphy scored 27 goals to finish as the leading scorer in the Championship last season

Mick McCarthy has done his best bit of business in the summer transfer window by convincing Republic of Ireland international to stay at Ipswich.

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The Waterford native scored 27 goals in the Championship last season to lead the Tractor Boys to the playoffs and has been the subject of a number of bids since the season concluded.

Middlesbrough and West Brom were among a number of clubs who had expressed an interest in Murphy but he's going nowhere after signing a new two-year deal at Portman Road.

“I’m delighted to have signed a new contract,” the 32-year-old told Ipswich Player HD.

“All summer I have heard the rumours and seen the stories in the papers and I’ve had my family and friends ringing me and asking me what’s going on.

“I kept telling them I wasn’t going anywhere and not to believe everything they read in the papers.

“I was just trying to enjoy my holiday. I knew that I’d be here at Ipswich when I came back for pre-season and I’m just pleased now that it’s all out of the way.

“I have always said I’m happy and settled here and that has never changed. I have never thought about moving and now, having signed a new contract, I can put all that speculation talk to bed and look forward to the new season.”   

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