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.

Glenn Murray’s career minutes played (orange bar), goals scored (black line) and assists (gold line) in domestic league competition only. Data as of Sun, 30 August 2020.

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.

Glenn Murray looks back on his favourite strikes after reaching 100 goals for the Seagulls.

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