An entire month’s worth of transfer speculation has finally come to an end with confirmation that Robbie Brady has completed his move to Burnley.
The Irish international looked at one point to be on his way to Crystal Palace, especially after the Eagles agreed an initial £9m fee with Norwich last week, but they backed out of the deal once they secured a deal to sign Sam Allardyce’s first-choice Patrick van Aanholt.
That gave Burnley a clear path to sign the 25-year-old, and they have beaten the deadline to bring the winger to Turf Moor.
Robbie Brady has completed medical at Burnley ahead of club record £13m move.Bolton accept £3m bid (incl addons) from Forest for Zach Clough
— James Ducker (@TelegraphDucker) January 31, 2017
The move had been held up until Norwich boss Alex Neil was able to find a suitable replacement, which they duly found with Wigan’s Yanic Wildschut, who has arrived at Carrow Road in a £7m deal.
Brady joins international teammates Stephen Ward and Jeff Hendrick at the club, in a deal that will also benefit Martin O’Neill’s Republic of Ireland side.
In a busy day at Turf Moor, Burnley have also signed Aston Villa midfielder Ashley Westwood for around £5m, but Hull City have rejected a £10m bid from the club for left-back Andrew Robertson.
SIGNING: Ashley Westwood On His Deadline Day Move to Burnley from @AVFCOfficial:
— Burnley FC (@BurnleyOfficial) January 31, 2017