Following his heroics for Republic of Ireland at Euro 2016, it was inevitable that Robbie Brady would attract some attention from clubs.
The versatile midfielder started the tournament at left back for Ireland, but was drafted into midfield as Jonathan Walters struggled with injury.
It turned out to be something of a masterstroke from manager Martin O’Neill as the 24 year old scored the winner against Italy which sent them through to the knockout stages for the first time in their history.
Brady’s reputation was enhanced even further when he showed nerves of steel to put Ireland 1-0 up against France from the penalty spot after just two minutes.
Multiple sources today (including the Mirror and Irish Independent) are claiming that Premier League champions Leicester City are willing to part with £12m to land the former Manchester United prospect.
Reports earlier in the week had suggested that the Foxes were looking to get the deal done for £7m (the same amount that Norwich paid Hull for his services in 2015), but his exploits in France have, understandably, caused his asking price to increase significantly.
Brady was one of Norwich’s standout players in the Premier League last season, despite the Canaries’ relegation to the Championship. West Bromwich Albion are also thought to be keen on the player, though Brady would almost certainly favour a move to the King Power Satdium.
A move to Leicester would have the added the benefit of Champions League football for Brady, which would aid his development as he continues to grow into one of the most important players in the Ireland national side.
Norwich or Brady are yet to comment on the reports.