Rafa Benitez has entered the race to sign Norwich City midfielder Robbie Brady who can play on the left side of midfield as a left back, wing-back or out-and-out winger – so the lad is versatile.
The 31 times capped Republic of Ireland International (7 goals) will be sold this month as Norwich try to get back into the Championship promotion race.
They are hoping the money they get from Brady will help to bring in other players and strengthen their squad.
Robbie Brady – tough sell for Newcastle
That would suggest they want to sell Robbie quickly this month, so they have the money available to sign other players.
Norwich are wanting around £12M for the player and three Premier League clubs Leicester City, Crystal Palace and Swansea City have immediately registered their interest to the East Anglia club they are interested in signing the player.
That’s not good news for Newcastle who will have to persuade Robbie to stay in the Championship when he could go straight back into the Premier League with one of those clubs, with other PL clubs possinle also entering the race to sign him.
And it’s unlikely that Norwich will drop their price on the Irishman, since they have to pay 25% of any profit they get to Hull City as a sell-on fee.
Norwich paid Hull £7M for him in the summer of 2015 so that would be around £1.25M they would owe to Hull if they get the full £12M fee for Brady.
It will be difficult for Newcastle to get Brady and persuade the Irishman to stay in the Championship.
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