The Irish Mirror are reporting that Burnley have joined the list of clubs looking to sign Robbie Brady.
Since the opening of the transfer window, Brady has been heavily tipped for a move away from Norwich City who have struggled in their promotion push this season. Brady was expected to leave the Canaries following their relegation last season, colliding with Brady’s terrific form during last summer’s European Championships. The Dubliner was linked with a Premier League return but nothing ever materialised.
Brady has attracted interest from Premier League sides Sunderland, Swansea and champions Leicester in recent weeks. It was also reported by the Eastern Daily Press that Brady was the subject of a bid by Crystal Palace in the past few days.
It is one of a number of rumours regarding Brady, who has also garnered interest from Championship promotion chasers Brighton and Newcastle.
However, Burnley now seem to be one of Brady’s likely destinations. With the Premier League club impressing this season and in less danger of relegation than the likes of Palace, Sunderland and Swansea, Brady might face a better chance of avoiding his third consecutive Premier League drop.
Capable of playing left-back, left wing or behind the striker, Brady would be a good fit for Sean Dyche’s team who employ a direct brand of football. Currently sitting in 13th position in the Premier League, last season’s Championship winners will be hoping for their first ever survival in the top flight following relegations in 2010 and 2015.
The opportunity to link up with Jeff Hendrick could be another deciding factor. The pair played schoolboy football at St.Kevin’s Boys before representing Ireland all the way up from underage to senior level.
International teammate Stephen Ward is also one of the Clarets’ key players. Brady could in fact go head-to-head with Ward for the left-back spot.
Nick Menezes, Pundit Arena