Norwich City boss Alex Neil confirms no bids for Robbie Brady
PUBLISHED: 10:38 15 July 2016 | UPDATED: 12:37 15 July 2016
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Alex Neil insists there have been no offers for Norwich City’s Republic of Ireland international Robbie Brady.
The 24-year-old has been touted with a host of Premier League clubs following his starring role for the Irish at Euro2016 with reports claiming City had slapped a £20m price tag on the Dubliner.
Neil reiterated at Colney on Friday morning Brady will remain a Norwich player until a potential top flight suitor reaches the Canaries’ valuation.
“We have had a couple of contacts and different things and asking about his availability but in terms of firm offers then no,” he said. “I don’t think anybody is naïve enough to think we need to keep our fingers crossed he stays here. It is going to be a case of if people come in and offer the right money we will have a look at it. But if they don’t then the simple fact is he will be here and Robbie being the lad he is and the player he is he will go and attack the season.
“We are not trying to actively sell Robbie, by any means, and if he was here at the start of the season I would be delighted. Like anything else, every single player has a price, regardless of what club you are at.”
Neil completed a deal for Liverpool starlet Sergi Canos earlier this week and the Scot insists Norwich will not stop there.
“We will be doing business before the end of the window. No doubt about that,” he said. “I am not going to specify what positions but we have a lot of irons in a lot of fires and hopefully something will happen quite soon.
“Steve Stone has come in (as interim chief executive) and to be fair is working extremely hard to do his bit behind the scenes. He has been a big help. We are certainly making progress on certain things but like Canos, we are the type of club who don’t publicise a lot in the press. When it is done we let people know.”
Neil confirmed on Friday morning young back-up Remi Matthews will join Hamilton on a season-long loan.