Newcastle United have signed England under-21 international Jacob Murphy from Norwich City for a reported £12m.
The 21-year old winger who becomes their third summer signing, came through the Canaries’ youth ranks and scored 10 goals in 41 appearances last season including two against Newcastle.
Murphy, whose parents are from the north east, said: “It was a childhood dream of mine to represent Newcastle and the opportunity is now here. I can’t wait to get started.”
“He’s a young and talented player and hopefully he can develop even more here,” Newcastle boss Benitez told the club’s official website.
The Magpies, who had two earlier offers for Murphy turned down, had previously signed only Chelsea winger Christian Atsu and Eibar defender Florian Lejeune since winning promotion back to the Premier League last season.
Murphy has made 122 senior career appearances, including those during his six loans away from Norwich.