The Spurs left-back revealed in an explosive interview that he wants to return north at some point in his career.
He’s also said he wants to win trophies and to earn what he’s worth.
And Murphy has given his take on the saga.
He told TalkSPORT: “It says I want to go and I want to go as quickly as possible.
“My understanding of the situation is – and I was actually at Spurs when he signed from Leeds – is that he wants to go up north.
“That suggests Man United or City is on the cards, although they’ve (City) just signed (Benjamin) Mendy.
“So the United one is strong and he wants to maximise his earning capacity which, at 26, is quite normal as you start thinking ahead for the future.
“He knows he’ll double his money if he goes to Man United.”