Wednesday 13 December 2017

Revealed: Why Norwich are stalling on selling Robbie Brady

Robbie Brady
Robbie Brady
Kevin Palmer

Kevin Palmer

Robbie Brady’s future remains in limbo after Norwich manager Alex Neil confirmed the Republic of Ireland star will only be allowed to leave his club this month if a suitable replacement is signed.

Brady has been strongly linked with a move to several Premier League clubs in recent days and Norwich are prepared to let the Dubliner make a move before next Tuesday’s transfer deadline if they can bolster their squad in the coming days.

Burnley are at the front of the queue to sign Brady, yet Neil has now confirmed the Independent.ie story earlier this week suggesting he will only sanction if the terms are right for Norwich.

“It really depends on if I can attract the calibre of player I deem Robbie to be,” stated Neil as he opened up on Brady’s future after his side’s 2-0 win against Birmingham on Saturday. That is extremely difficult

“I can’t let Robbie leave the club unless we sign a suitable replacement. Potentially we will have players coming in and going out. It is really difficult to say. We are trying to do work but it will depend on players leaving the club.”

Brady provided an assist for one of Norwich’s goals against Birmingham, with his fizzing free-kick headed home by Timm Klose in what may prove to be his final contribution to the Norwich cause.

Burnley are confident of landing their chief transfer target, but Norwich are stalling on completing a deal and may not give the green light for Brady to move back to the Premier League if their own transfer plans do not fall into place.

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