Striker thanks fans for support and wants to see a promotion double for Toon and Town
The 33-year-old Republic of Ireland international made 225 appearances for the Club before heading to St James’ Park last weekend for an undisclosed fee, ending a five year stay at Town that included two season long loan spells from Celtic.
Murphy is currently with the Ireland squad for their World Cup qualifier in Serbia but contacted the Club website to say: “I would like to thank everyone at the Club for making me feel so welcome from the very first day I arrived there.
“I especially want to thank the fans. They were fantastic to me and I’ve got so many great memories from my time at Ipswich. I didn’t get the chance to thank the supporters before I left so I’d like to take that opportunity now.
“I couldn’t have asked for more support from everyone in my time there. It was a wrench to leave, it’s a great club, Ipswich, but opportunities to join a club of a stature of Newcastle don’t come along very often, especially at this stage of my career.
“I want to wish everyone at Ipswich the best and I hope it’s Newcastle and Ipswich that go up this year.”