Burnley hope to finally secure a deal for Norwich City winger Robbie Brady after the Canaries signed Mitchell Dijks on-loan from Ajax, raising the likelihood of an exit for Ireland international Brady before tomorrow’s transfer deadline.
Sean Dyche is keen to improve his squad with attacking reinforcements this month, as the Clarets continue to struggle away from home, and a swoop for 25-year-old Brady is the ideal signing as he’s approaching the prime years of his career.
Burnley will have to spend to get their man, reportedly around £13m, but the 31-cap international could push through a move with his current employers languishing amongst the mid-table spots in the Championship.
Burnley did have competition earlier in the window for Robbie Brady, reportedly from Sunderland, but the Black Cats seem to have switched their sights to alternative targets as David Moyes looks to get final pieces of business done this month.
Given Sunderland’s tight financial situation and lack of funds available to Moyes, it’s unlikely that the Black Cats will be able to return to Brady and beat Burnley to his signature- and that’s a concern for the North East side, who’ll look even weaker compared to their rivals.
For Burnley, Brady will improve a squad that has impressed at Turf Moor this season but have found things difficult on the road, with the winger potentially becoming a crucial asset in Burnley’s own bid to avoid the drop.