Wednesday 21 February 2018

Revealed: Three clubs in hunt for Robbie Brady but price tag remains a stumbling block


Robbie Brady has signed for Burnley
Robbie Brady has signed for Burnley
Kevin Palmer

Kevin Palmer

Leicester, West Ham and Crystal Palace are among the Premier League club’s attempting to sign Republic of Ireland star Robbie Brady this month, understands.

However, Norwich’s £12m asking price is still a major stumbling block in any potential deal, even though they have dropped the price tag they put on Brady last summer.

Palace registered an interest in signing Brady before Alan Pardew was sacked as the club’s manager last month and while new Eagles boss Sam Allardyce is interested in signing the Euro 2016 star, he is also considering other options in the full-back berth.

West Ham tried to sign the Dubliner last summer, but Norwich’s inflated asking price following Brady’s heroics at Euro 2016 ensured that he remained in the Championship for the first half of this season.

With Norwich manager Alex Neil under pressure as he struggles to find momentum in Norwich’s bid to make a quick return to the Premier League following their relegation last May, Brady may be given a chance to return to the Premier League this month as the Carrow Road club look to bolster their transfer kitty as they plan to sign players a bid to revitalise their season.

Norwich are reluctant to sell Brady to a Championship rival despite interest from Aston Villa and Newcastle, with the club that signed Brady for £7m in the summer of 2015 determined to make a big profit on their investment.

The Canaries are keen to secure a big fee for Brady as his former club Hull are believed to be entitled to a cut of any potential sale this month.

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