Quotes released yesterday from Steve Bruce at Hull City confirmed what we had been hearing on the jungle drums for a few days now, that the deal to bring Republic Of Ireland Left Winger Robbie Brady to Norwich City is very close to being done
”I have done everything I can to try and persuade Robbie to stay here and help us get back into the Premier League at the first attempt.
“But he’s had two seasons in the top flight with us and that’s where he wants to carry on playing again next season, it’s as simple as that.
Hull are now mulling over what Alex Neil has said to be our final bid, and is understood to be less than the £7m the Tigers were asking for, but with Brady having turned down a new contract at the KC you could argue they are better off just cashing in while they can
When you look at some of the transfer fees paid so far this summer - £8m for Tyrone Mings for a start - a man who only had circa 50 league appearances, £7m for a fully fledged international sounds like a decent deal to me, and speaking with a Hull fan I know well a few weeks ago, the one player they said they didn't want to lose was Brady as he provides that spark down the left that created what felt like the majority of their goal scoring chances last year.
Question is - after his little tantrum a while ago, how good a reference did his international team mate Wes Hoolahan actually give us?