Burnley sign Robbie Brady for club record fee

Robbie Brady has signed for Burnley for a club record fee believed to be in the region of £13 million.

The Irish international will link up with his Irish international teammates Stephen Ward and Jeff Hendrick at Turf Moor.

The news was announced on the loudspeaker at half-time during the Clarets’ 1-0 home win over Leicester tonight. Burnley’s win tonight puts them in ninth place in the league, with 29 points from 23 games.

A move to the Premier League failed to materialize for Brady in the summer after Euro 2016, and his prospects of a move this month appeared to be in doubt after a proposed move to Crystal Palace fell through last week.

Norwich’s deadline day purchase of Wigan’s left-sided midfielder Yanic Wildschut also helped to pave the way for Brady’s switch to Turf Moor, as Norwich boss Alex Neill was eager to secure a replacement before allowing the Irishman to leave Carrow Road.

Brady played 22 times for Norwich this season, contributing four goals and four assists to the Canaries in the Championship. The 25 year old Dubliner is also one of Ireland’s main players, and has won 31 caps for the boys in to date.

Brady has been relegated from England’s top flight twice in recent seasons, with Norwich and Hull respectively, and will be hoping for more stability this time around.

Burnley also sealed a deadline day deal for Aston Villa midfielder Ashley Westwood.

Written by david_smith

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