Four Premier League Clubs Tracking Ireland Star Robbie Brady
Posted by Matt Walters | Published on January 6, 2017
Robbie Brady has been linked with a move from Norwich this January with six clubs reportedly interested, four of which are in the Premier League. Leicester, Crystal Palace, Swansea City, Burnley, Aston Villa and Newcastle are the teams who are hoping to bring in the Republic of Ireland international this transfer window.
The winger came through Manchester United’s academy but his only appearance was from the bench against Newcastle United in the 86th minute of the League cup. He was loaned out to Hull City on two occasions and made the move permanent for an undisclosed fee in 2013 but was relegated in 2015. Despite manager Steve Bruce’s vocal objections, Brady was sold to the newly-promoted Canaries for a fee of £7m. However, he was once again relegated.
Following his heroics for Ireland at Euro 2016 – where he scored the winner against Italy and the opener against France – his Summer was rife with rumours of a potential departure with Leicester and Everton reportedly chasing him, it was reported that Norwich were holding out for a bid £18m. However, a disappointing start to this season has lead to his price tag dropping and it’s reported that Norwich will accept a bid of £12m for the winger who can also play at full-back or in midfield.
Crystal Palace manager Sam Allardyce recently said regarding signing a left back, “Somebody like Robbie Brady, I would say yes, anybody like that, if the club says they are available.” Leicester will continue their interest after Summer signing Bartosz Kaputska is offloaded according to The Mirror and could offer him at least two games of Champions League football. Burnley have his Irish teammate Stephen Ward and Jeff Hendrick and are reportedly chasing a winger with Luciano Narsingh also linked.