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15th Jul 2016

Norwich manager addresses the Robbie Brady transfer story that just won’t go away

No rush

Darragh Murphy

Another day, another 24 hours of uncertainty over where Robbie Brady’s playing future lies.

The Republic of Ireland international has been linked with a stack of clubs after his string of impressive performances at Euro 2016.

Relegated with Norwich last season, there is no shortage of options for Brady if he is to make an immediate return to Premier League life.

Reigning champions Leicester were linked but that approach seems to have come to an end and Everton promptly became new front-runners.

Robbie Brady 18/6/2016

Sunderland, Stoke City and Southampton all have been reported to have an interest in the Canaries left back who arrived at Carrow Road for a £7m fee last summer.

With no signs of the rumour mill stopping any time soon, Norwich manager Alex Neil was forced to address the rumours this week.

“We’ll wait and see what happens with that situation,” Neil told BBC Norfolk.

“But we’re certainly in no rush to move Robbie, or anything like it.

“I think some people questioned the fee when I bought him, but I’m pretty sure nobody’s suggesting that’s a bad fee now.”

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Norwich have remained relatively quiet in the transfer market thus far, with Sergi Canos’ arrival from Liverpool Neil’s only signing this summer.

But the Canaries boss is confident that Canos is not the only new face we’ll see come through the doors before the transfer deadline.

“We’ll have (more) business done before the window ends,” Neil confirmed.

“We’re making every effort to get things done, but what you can’t allow to happen is you can’t be bullied by price.

“You can’t be bullied by some tactics that other clubs will deploy at times, so what we’ve got to do is be strong, brave and make sure we see it through and eventually get the bodies in, which we will.”

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