Thursday 29 September 2016

Norwich delight at finally landing 'perfect fit' €10m Robbie Brady

Published 29/07/2015 | 14:23

Robbie Brady has signed a three-year contract with Norwich City
Robbie Brady has signed a three-year contract with Norwich City

Norwich City manager Alex Neill has expressed his relief after completing the signing of long-term target Robbie Brady from Hull City.

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As revealed by Independent.ie yesterday, the Republic of Ireland international signed a three-year deal with the Premier League newcomers for an undisclosed fee, believed to be in the region of €10m.

Brady came through the youth ranks at Manchester United, prior to spending the duration of the 2011-12 season on loan to Hull.

He returned on a similar deal the following campaign, before signing permanently for Steve Bruce’s side in January 2013.

The Canaries were unsuccessful with two previous bids, but after a third bid was accepted, Neill admitted that the Dubliner is the "perfect fit" for the club.

 “I’m really pleased to sign Robbie. As everyone’s aware, we’ve been chasing him for quite a while," he said.

“He’ll be an absolutely perfect fit for us. Hopefully he can go on and show everything that we think he’s capable of.

“He’s dynamic, he’s got good energy to get up and down the pitch, and he’s got a fantastic left foot which makes him a real danger at set-pieces. He’s got a lot of things in his locker.

“It gives us good competition down the left side. He’s got good pedigree and he’s still young so he’s got his best days ahead of him, so we’re just really happy that we’ve managed to get it over the line.”

Brady made 124 appearances for Hull in all competitions, scoring 14 goals and will go straight into Neil’s squad for Saturday’s final warm-up game against Brentford ahead of the Canaries’ Premier League curtain-raiser against Crystal Palace on August 8.

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