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Wednesday 16 April 2014

Fergie talks to decide Brady's £2m Hull switch

ROBBIE BRADY underwent a medical at Hull yesterday but will speak with Alex Ferguson today before deciding if he will join the Championship club on a full-time basis.

Manchester United have agreed a £2m fee with the Tigers for Brady's services, but his meeting with the Scot will ultimately determine his next step.

Brady made his only senior appearance for United in this season's League Cup, although he was involved in their pre-season tour of Asia and South Africa in a left-back role. However, it did not lead to subsequent first-team opportunities and Brady has impressed in his natural wide role during his temporary stint with Steve Bruce's side. In tandem with fellow Irish international David Meyler, Brady's arrival has played a key part in their charge into an automatic promotion spot and Bruce is keen to keep the dead-ball specialist around for the run-in. Ideally, he would like to sign him on a full-time basis, but will push for a loan extension if Ferguson blocks his departure.

Brady (left), who turns 21 on Monday, was tipped for big things when he arrived in Manchester from St Kevin's Boys, yet appears to have accepted that his best chance of progression lies with a move elsewhere. That would please Giovanni Trapattoni, who is a big fan and would prefer his younger players to be at a club where they are guaranteed regular action.

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