Crystal Palace have reportedly failed in a bid to secure the services of Ireland international Robbie Brady.
The Eastern Daily Press claim that the Eagles had a £10 million bid rejected by Norwich for the 24 year-old. Recently appointed Palace boss Sam Alardyce has admitted in recent weeks that Brady is a player on his radar this month.
Brady has been subject of much speculation since the opening of the transfer window nearly two weeks ago. The Dubliner had been widely expected to depart Carrow Road after only one season following an impressive showing at last summer’s European Championships.
However a move never materialised for Brady and he has remained with the Canaries following their relegation to the Championship, Brady’s second consecutive relegation after suffering the same fate with Hull in 2015. Brady has scored two Championship goals this season.
A versatile player, Brady is capable of playing primarily on the left-wing, left back or behind the striker. This versatility has made him the subject of interest from a number of clubs with the technically gifted winger also a set piece specialist.
The Manchester United academy graduate has been linked with Championship sides Newcastle and Brighton as well as Premier Leage teams Leicester, Sunderland and West Ham in recent weeks. However Palace seem to be the only side to have tabled a bid so far.
Scott Hogan, who is eligible to represent Ireland, is another player grabbing plenty of attention this transfer window. The striker who has 14 goals this season has been the subject of a number of bids by West Ham United, according to Sky Sports, who claim that a third bid has been made by the Hammers in the region of £12 million pounds after failing to meet Brentford’s valuation of the prolific striker.
Nick Menezes, Pundit Arena