Friday 23 August 2019

Premier League return edges closer for Robbie Brady as Sam Allardyce makes him a 'top priority' for January

Norwich's Robbie Brady. Photo: Stephen Pond/Getty Images
Norwich's Robbie Brady. Photo: Stephen Pond/Getty Images Newsdesk Newsdesk

Robbie Brady's time in the Championship could be coming to an end with reports linking the Ireland star with a Premier League return in January.

Brady was relegated with Norwich City at the end of the last season and despite a stellar Euro 2016, he was unable to secure a top flight move before the end of the summer transfer window. However, with the January window set to open on Sunday, Brady could well find himself back in the Premier League in the near future.

The Daily Mail is reporting that Crystal Palace want to sign the Ireland international, with new boss Sam Allardyce making Brady's transfer his top priority in January.

Brady can play on the left side of midfield and at left back, and his versatility could prove crucial for the Eagles, with Allardyce set to be without defender Pape Souare until the end of the season while midfielder Wilfried Zaha will miss January with the African Cup of Nations.

This is Robbie Brady's second season with Norwich, having signed from Hull in the summer of 2015.

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