It is being reported tonight that Glenn Murray will join Watford on a season-long loan deal. The Brighton legend has enjoyed two spells with the club scoring one-hundred and eleven goals for the Seagulls in two-hundred and eighty-five appearances.
Murray holds the post-war record for most goals scored for the club. He leaves just eighteen shy of the overall record of one-hundred twenty-three set by Tommy Cook during the 1920’s.
It is clear that Murray has declined rapidly in his mid-thirties. Did the decline in his goals per 90 saw him play fewer minutes? Or, was he physically no longer able to handle a large number of minutes in the Premier League?
Either way, dropping down a division in his twilight years will no doubt allow him to bang in a few more goals that he was at Brighton last season.
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