There’s a report in the Mirror today that Newcastle are one of the clubs who would like to sign 24 year-old Robbie Brady of Norwich City.
The 24 year-old Republic of Ireland International is in great demand with Leicester, Crystal Palace, Burnley, Swansea and Aston Villa also after the winger who can also play at left-back.
Robbie Brady – Norwich’s Ireland International winger
In the summer manager Alex Neil was thinking of selling him, but the East Anglia club wanted a massive £20M for him – but it seems they have lowered their asking price to around £12M since then.
Norwich manager Alex Neil had this to say in the summer about Robbie:
“We’ll wait and see what happens with that situation.”
“But we’re certainly in no rush to move Robbie, or anything like it.”
“I think some people questioned the fee when I bought him, but I’m pretty sure nobody’s suggesting that’s a bad fee now.”
Robbie started his career at Manchester United before moving to Hull City in 2013 and then to Norwich City in 2015.
The report is that Hull will be due 25% of the profit that Norwich get when and if they sell the player.
Robbie played for four seasons at Hull City and scored 14 goals in 124 appearances and he cost Norwich £7M just eighteen months ago.
In the two seasons he’s been at Norwich he’s scored five goals in 52 appearances including 2 goals in 16 appearances this season and it’s for a side that has surprisingly struggled in the Championship.
He’s played for all of the Republic of Ireland youth sides and 31 times for the senior side with 7 goals.
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