Liverpool should join race for coveted Irishman’s signature
Robbie Brady is currently focused on helping Ireland qualify for the knockout stages of Euro 2016, but off the pitch the left-back will soon be faced with a big decision regarding his future at club level.
Despite paying £7m for his services just last summer, speculation is rife that Norwich’s relegation to the Championship will ensure Brady’s departure ahead of 2016/17 with a string of suitors ready to bid.
Among those in the early running for the cultured left-footer are former club Hull, who trade places with Norwich after securing promotion back to the Premier League via the play-offs.
The Tigers make an obvious fit, however the player valued at around £12m could well receive offers from West Brom, Sunderland and potentially champions Leicester City.
However, there is another top-level Premier League club that should certainly be in the market for the versatile left-footer who has arguably proved his best position is at full-back, and that is Liverpool.
The Reds may have reached two cup finals last season, but Jurgen Klopp must realise that reaching the Europa League final was probably an overachievement given his squad’s deficiencies.
Among the real areas of weakness throughout Klopp’s debut campaign at Liverpool was the left-back slot where Alberto Moreno’s inability to defend was a constant source of worry.
Moreno’s disastrous showing in the heavy defeat to Sevilla summed up his defensive inadequacies perfectly.
His forays forward papered over some of the cracks, but even then, the erratic Spaniard was hardly a brilliant attacking force either.
Brady would be a definite upgrade and at 24 his best years are all in front of the Irish international.
The Irishman possesses all the natural attributes raiding full-backs need and was certainly one of Norwich’s most polished performers over a tough season at Carrow Road, scoring three times in 34 appearances.
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