Jacob Murphy and Luciano Becchio rumoured to be leaving Norwich City on loan again

Jacob Murphy, who recently saw his loan spell at Blackpool cut short, could be heading back out of C

Jacob Murphy, who recently saw his loan spell at Blackpool cut short, could be heading back out of Carrow Road temporarily. Picture: BLACKPOOLFC - Credit: Archant

Norwich City youngster Jacob Murphy appears set for another spell away from Carrow Road – little more than a week after his last loan deal was cut short.

Norwich City striker Luciano Becchio would welcome a return to former club Leeds United in the Janua

Norwich City striker Luciano Becchio would welcome a return to former club Leeds United in the January transfer window. Picture: Matthew Usher. - Credit: Matthew Usher

The 19-year-old was enjoying his time with Blackpool until he upset boss Lee Clark by posting an image on social media that appeared to mock the club's struggles at the bottom of the Championship.

Murphy apologised immediately, but Clark – a former Canaries' assistant manager – took a hard line with the winger and sent him back to Norfolk before his scheduled return date of February 2.

However, his actions haven't put off League One Scunthorpe United who have strongly been linked with being the latest outfit to help the twin brother of Norwich first-team squad member Josh gain some first-team experience.

Jacob was spotted in the crowd at Glanford Park last night to watch his potential new team-mates draw 2-2 with Chesterfield in the FA Cup with a loan deal reportedly all but sewn up.


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Iron boss, and former City striker Mark Robins, told the Scunthorpe Telegraph: 'There'll be an announcement on players coming in when we do something.

'I've worked my socks off 24/7 to try to get things over the line but until the paperwork is signed with any player – and they are stood in your dressing room – a lot of things can go wrong.'

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The England youth international, who scored twice in eight starts at Blackpool, has also spent time with Swindon Town and Southend United as he looks to improve his chances of forcing his way into the senior set up at Norwich.

Another player who could be on his way out of Carrow Road, again, on a temporary basis is Luciano Becchio.

The striker has emerged as a target for former club Leeds United as they look to boost their firepower under head coach Neil Redfearn.

Becchio was forced to cut short a half-season loan at Rotherham United in October after fracturing a heel in a behind-closed-doors game but is nearing a return to action after working on his fitness at Colney.

The 31-year-old left Elland Road in 2013 but remains a popular at Leeds after five-and-a-half successful seasons with the fallen Yorkshire giants.

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