Sunday 18 August 2019

Robbie Brady set to be offered a mega-money move - reports

Robbie Brady of Republic of Ireland during squad training. Photo by David Maher/Sportsfile
Robbie Brady of Republic of Ireland during squad training. Photo by David Maher/Sportsfile
Robbie Brady enhanced his reputation at the Euros. Photo: Sportsfile
Robbie Brady
Kevin Palmer

Kevin Palmer

Republic of Ireland hero Robbie Brady is set to be the subject of a £10m bid in the January transfer window - but the club leading the race for his signature will not offer him a route back into the Premier League.

Reports in The Sun and the Birmingham Mail suggest Aston Villa boss Steve Bruce is set to make a move for Norwich star Brady next month, as the Villa Park club look to prise away one of the key assets from one of their Championship rivals.

Bruce has made a fine start to his spell as Villa boss and now the fallen Birmingham giants are eager to make some signings as they push for an instant return to the Premier League.

Norwich are believed to be reluctant to consider selling Brady to a Championship rival as they pursue their own bid to secure instant promotion back to the top flight of English football, but Villa have already lodged their interest with a firm bid.

The reports claim Brady will be offered a £50,000-a-week deal to move to Villa Park, with Bruce keen to be reunited with a player he worked with during his time as Hull manager.

Brady insisted last month that he was in no rush to leave Norwich, despite a summer of transfer speculation following his sparkling performances for Ireland at Euro 2016.

“I think the fee was quite high that Norwich were after, but nothing came of it in the end so that sort of stuff is out of my hands,” said the Dubliner, who was linked with a move to West Ham last July.

“You always want to know what’s going on, it's good when things are going on that involve yourself. You want to know.

“There’s no sulking or any badness. It is what it is. I’m enjoying it, so it’s all good. I’ve seen people (sulk) in the past, but you need to get on with it, it’s your job. You can only focus on the job you have in hand.

“I’ll try to do my best wherever I am. I want to do as well as I can. As soon as (the transfer window) closed, that was the end of it. You can’t dwell on it.”

It seems that Brady should get ready for a fresh round of speculation over his future, with Villa unlikely to be the only club linked with the Irishman in the next few weeks.

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