/ winger Joshua
Murphy was featured as the Academy profile in the Norwich City matchday
programme with Bristol City on 14th March 2011. He joined Norwich
as an Under-12 in 2006.
Previously he had played for a boys
team, Pitshanger, from which he won trials with Fulham and Spurs.
He spent a while with Spurs and then with QPR before joining Norwich.
.On 31st March 2011, it was announced that he and eight others,
including twin brother Jacob
join Norwich's Academy in the summer of 2011. Academy manager
said: I would like
to wish all nine boys the best of luck and hope they enjoy long
and successful careers at Norwich City.
He was on the bench for the Capital One Cup clash with Doncaster
on 26th September 2012.
Along with twin brother Jacob,
Josh made his debut for England's Under-18s in October 2012 against
Italy, coming on as substitutes. On 13th November, the Twins made
their England Under-19 debuts playing in a 1-0 win over Finland,
with Jacob starting and Joshua coming on as substitute.
Jacob and Josh signed professional contracts with Norwich until
the end of the 2014/15 season on 4th January 2013. Norwich City
manager Chris Hughton told the clubs
official website: Im absolutely delighted to have
secured the futures of Jacob and Josh at Norwich City. Theyve
shown that they have great potential and have certainly earned
these contracts with their hard work. We only give out contracts
when we feel that they have been earned, and this is certainly
the case with Jacob and Josh.Theyre both exciting players
and more importantly they are good lads who were pleased
to have at this football club.
Josh said: Its amazing. Its the best feeling.
Jacob and I have worked so hard for this and weve been rewarded
with these contracts. Now we just want to kick on towards the
first team.So much work has gone into getting us here you wouldnt
believe loads of extra training after our normal training
sessions, and whenever we get time off we just practice, practice,
and practice.Chris Hughton has helped us a lot. He really likes
young players and he has given us the opportunity to be in and
around his team so were just thankful for everything.
Josh played in both FA Youth
Cup semi-final matches against Notts Forest which the Canaries
won to progess to the FA Youth Cup final. He also played in both
legs of the final which the Canaries won 1-0 and 3-2 against Chelsea
to secure victory in the FA
Youth Cup for the first time in 30 years.
He joined the Norwich City Under-21 Development Squad and travelled
with the first team to the USA in the summer of 2013. He made
his Norwich debut, coming on as substitute in the Capital One
Cup away game at Watford on 24th September 2013, scoring Norwich's
first goal and provoking a comeback from 2-0 down to win 3-2.
His first league appearance came in the 7-0 mauling at Manchester
City on 2nd November 2013. He made up for this by scoring once
and providing two assists as England Under-19s beat Hungary 4-1
on 14th November 2013. His performance was described in the match
report on the FAs official website as outstanding.
He was replaced in the 63rd minute by his twin brother Jacob.
He made 13 appearances, scoring once in the 2013/14 season in
which Norwich were relegated from the Premier League.
Josh was loaned to Wigan for a month on 16th March 2015. He had
made 16 appearances for Norwich in the 2014/15 season scoring
three goals. Wigan manager
Malky Mackay said "Josh will
be another great addition to what is still a small squad here.
He is a great young talent."
On 21st August 2015, he joined MK Dons on a season long loan.
He scored seven goals in 46 appearances and was named Player of the Season.
Josh made 32 appearances for Norwich in 2016/17 scoring five goals.
Josh made his 100th appearance for Norwich in the 3-2 win over Reading on 17th March 2018.
After scoring 11 goals in 47 appearances in 2017/18, he was signed by Premier League newboys Cardiff for a fee believed to be about £11m on 12th June 2018. "Josh is a player I've watched for a number of years now and he's always excited me when he runs with the ball," said Cardiff boss Neil Warnock who described him as his number one target.
Josh made 29 appearances for Cardiff in his first season in South Wales, scoring three goals but it was not enough as Cardiff were relegated to the Championship on 4th May 2019.
There were reports in early February 2020 that Celtic had made enquiries about Murphy during the January 2020 transfer window with The Sun reporting that Celtic tried to sign him on Transfer Deadline Day and that Murphy is on their shortlist for their Summer 2020 transfer targets.
Having fallen out of favour with Cardiff manager Neil Harris and not having played since November 2020, Josh was linked on 19th January 2021 with a loan switch with Championship trio Notts Forest, Derby County and Sheffield Wednesday all reported to be keen.