Report – Newcastle Want Ireland International Robbie Brady

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.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

8 comments so far

  • lochinvar

    Jan 5, 2017 at 8:29 AM

    Comment #1

    Looks like the silly season is with us

    Brentford have rejected a £10m offer from West Ham for 24-year-old striker Scott Hogan. (Daily Mirror)

  • sparky55

    Jan 5, 2017 at 8:30 AM

    Comment #2

    I don’t understand why we’re musing about buying a player for 12 million today that might not be good enough for the premiership in 8 months time.

    I would prefer a loan risk of spending 3 million on Ben Arfa for 5 months who afterwards we can hand back and then invest more money in the summer on players who can make a difference in the premiership, not just a difference in the Championship.

  • Jib

    Jan 5, 2017 at 8:36 AM

    Comment #3

    I know most folk think this run of bad form is just a blip (I do too) but it could not have happened at a worse time .
    Agents who a few weeks ago would not have batted an eyelid at a client joining us are now giving us second thoughts

  • sparky55

    Jan 5, 2017 at 8:45 AM

    Comment #4

    Just as a matter of interest have our odds off going up gone south over the last three weeks?

    My point being I don’t think anyone really thinks we won’t still be going up and decisions like the Loftus Cheek decision is an age old one about geography, not because they’re a better team.

    Footballers may like the idea of playing for newcastle but footballers wives and girlfriends hate the idea of moving up to the wilderness that is perceived to be newcastle.

    Loftus cheek doesn’t have to move to play for Brighton…that’s why they’ll get him.

  • Bambams

    Jan 5, 2017 at 8:58 AM

    Comment #6

    We need to bring in better than we have already. Also who will come in to replace Shelvey knowing in a matter of a few games Shelvey will be back in the team.

    Ben Arfa for me is a no brainer….He can unlock any defence.

  • Jib

    Jan 5, 2017 at 9:12 AM

    Comment #7

    Ravel Morrison has been allowed back to the UK by his club Lazio to train with Wigan.
    It was thought that the Lazio fans would take to him because they like their eccentric geniuses like Gascoigne and De Canio.
    His manager at Lazio said he is undoubted world class but also a little bit crazy.
    In the UK he has been on the books of Man U and West Ham but it looks like Italy doesn,t suit him.

    Heres the thing.

    Rafa has made enquiries about him !!!

  • nufc 11

    Jan 5, 2017 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #8

    Brady is a quality left sided international player gives 8/10 every week can take free kicks and penalties creates asists 12 million is steal


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