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Updated Rumour Mill: Norwich City up the ante with £6m bid for Robbie Brady; Argentine hitman Joaquín Larrivey on the radar

17:04 10 July 2015

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Hull City's Robbie Brady is reportedly the subject of a fourth bid from Norwich City. Photo: Niall Carson /PA Wire.

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Norwich City refuse to give up in their protracted transfer chase for Hull City’s Robbie Brady, with reports on Friday afternoon of an improved fourth offer in the region of £6m.

Skysports claimed earlier in the day the Canaries have not been put off by Tigers’ chief Steve Bruce’s public condemnation of their pursuit of the Republic of Ireland international, after Bruce slammed three previous bids between £2m and £3m as ‘embarrassing’.

The Mirror, however, reported on Friday afternoon a £6m bid had been lodged, which still falls short of the Tigers’ £9m valuation, although Irish media hinted in recent days the Humberside club would sanction a move for £5m for the 23-year-old.

Brady has one year left on his current contract, but Bruce is keen to tie down his key men on longer term deals to plot an instant Championship return.

Hull have already sold Tom Ince to Derby County for a reported £5m and Bruce clearly values Brady in the same bracket.

“We paid £2.75m for Robbie and that was three years ago,” said Bruce to the Hull Daily Mail on Wednesday. “Norwich have come in with bids for Robbie Brady but I have to say they’ve been embarrassing. The supporters should know the truth and Norwich came in two weeks ago with a bid of £2m, £2.5m and then £3m.

“That’s ridiculous for someone who is 23, has played two years in the Premier League and has become a regular international. When we’ve just got almost twice that for Tom Ince (who joined Derby for £5m). It doesn’t make sense. This can unsettle players, do this, that or the other, and it’s all part of the game. But Robbie Brady will not be going for anywhere near that.”

Meanwhile, Spanish media report Celta Vigo striker Joaquin Larrivey has travelled to London to complete a £1.5m move to Carrow Road, which could be sealed early next week.

The 30-year-old has offers from the Premier League and Dubai-based club Al Wasl FC but is poised to finalise terms on a two-year contract, with the option of another year, and undergo a medical after City reportedly reached agreement with Vigo.

Larrivey was second top scorer for his club last season with 11 goal in 35 appearances for Celta following a previous spell with Rayo Vallecano.

The Canaries have so far signed Youssouf Mulumbu on a free transfer from West Brom this summer and completed a permanent move for his former Baggies’ team mate Graham Dorrans.

52 comments

  • If you are right Stat-Matt then he is definitely not what we need. Interesting that his judgement is to look at the past rather than the future. Next.

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    Swiss Canary

    Sunday, July 12, 2015

  • And yes I did have a different name change it because of abuse.

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    City man

    Sunday, July 12, 2015

  • And what make me angry if every thing goes wronge is the fans just say nothing and put up with instead of standing up against the owners and the board .

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    City man

    Sunday, July 12, 2015

  • And if I am right and we do get relegated who to blame ? . I still think some of our players are not good anuff for the premeirship need some quality players Brady not worth £9million maybe £6milliom . But as we now there are players who always think they are to good for the championship but they contributed to their relegation .

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    City man

    Sunday, July 12, 2015

  • This city owners and board have only done one good thing for this club dept free every thing else to do with the football side of things has been one c---ck up after another . Who behind this club being tight fisted is either the board or McNasty we don't no my worry is we buy cheap and it will end up in getting relegated .

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    City man

    Sunday, July 12, 2015

  • Hate to break this but Robbie Brady is holding out for Newcastle or West Brom as he wants to play for an established Premiership club. He believes that the current Hull squad is much stronger than Norwich squad and is in the opinion if Hull couldn't survive then there is no chance the canaries will. If a move he dirges does not materialise he is happy to see out the final year of his contract @ Hull.

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    Stat-Matt

    Sunday, July 12, 2015

  • @HantsCan; I think jaemae already plys his trade under two aliases. Three would be a bit greedy? His take on The Itchy & Scratchy Show, co-starring bauguio, is a modern comedy classic. D`oh! With you me & Bald Canary rubbing him up, jaemae will soon pop out of his lamp. Oh no he won`t... I suspect City Man is just parodying some of the funniest contributors on Canary Call. Just brilliant. It seems almost real - but it can`t be... can it?

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, July 12, 2015

  • 'ello 'ello, 'ello! Do we have a new Jaemae in City Man?

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    Hants Canary

    Saturday, July 11, 2015

  • Flecky I largely agree with you but I hope our football ignorant Board butt out and leave it to Sir Alex and McNasty. I have every faith in those two but none in the rest of them. Let's see what happens.

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    el dingo

    Saturday, July 11, 2015

  • Chillllllll City Man - It'll work out fine. It's silly season remember and I can imagine a lot of the dealings will be done behind closed doors getting in players that are solid, who actually want to play and work hard and not some flashy money signings to show off to the national press aka Cabaye. The board got in Alex Neil remember and I don't think it's a mistake he's been pretty good so far, that is to say those collectively on the board did their homework. Just stay positive.

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    Go_Fleck_Urself

    Saturday, July 11, 2015

  • I love this club but hate the owners and board .

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    City man

    Saturday, July 11, 2015

  • Some of the players we have heard about in signing are not going to happen city have bid well below asking price

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    City man

    Saturday, July 11, 2015

  • Sorry for spell mistake hit wrong key

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    City man

    Saturday, July 11, 2015

  • Why is this club only interested in buying cheap players it's not like they are broke Millions in the back dept free getting bad publicity again all for the wronge reasons last time it was Delia couldn't control her mouth witch still see it now and then on TV .?

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    City man

    Saturday, July 11, 2015

  • He's going cheap £2million why would we be interested in him other wise we are only interested in buying cheap players .

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    City man

    Saturday, July 11, 2015

  • This potential signing is still baffling to me unless he's a cheap cover option for Jerome and, as Bald Canary said, we keep and play Grabban behind as a play maker. Daily Mirror state that Hull are holding out for 9 mill for Brady. But that it is the Mirror.

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    Go_Fleck_Urself

    Saturday, July 11, 2015

  • Thirty year old Joaquín Larrivey, famous for being booked for one of the most ridiculous dives in the penalty area, ever.

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    Swiss Canary

    Saturday, July 11, 2015

  • I see Norwich quest on buying cheap players is still the main agenda now a Argentian striker looks set to come here . why with the millions the club have with out what they got from Sky this coming season must buy on the cheap they have become and well knowna tight fisted club I have already tip them for relegation l

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    City man

    Saturday, July 11, 2015

  • Not sure why we have offered £6m for him when Hull have been reported as saying they would part with him for £5m? I suppose what we read in the media and what really is happening may be two different scenarios. As regards our budgets, they won't be huge given that we have only just won promotion back into the Prem and, as others have rightly said, the money doesn't just flow at the start! So we have to remain realistic regarding who was can sign and for what money. On a different note I would like to know how many Memberships the club has sold because, as a long-standing holder, I wonder how difficult it will to get tickets even as Members?

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    malaga flier

    Saturday, July 11, 2015

  • Or if we're looking for someone with fire in his belly how about Dangerous Dan McGrew?

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    cutty

    Saturday, July 11, 2015

  • There's a well known idol to the north of Kathmandu who we're rumoured to be interested in.

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    cutty

    Saturday, July 11, 2015

  • We will have to agree to disagree with regards to Grabs. Would like to see this Van Dijk deal done for starters, what do you think Baguio, I think if we got him it could be our best signing of the season. Season prediction, some of my work colleagues thought I had been in the sun to long when I said we would finish 12th, but 2 or 3 good signings then why not.

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    Bald Canary

    Friday, July 10, 2015

  • Off-Topic , has anyone got news of that there Neil Adams ? He who was supposed to be undertaking a new role around about now ? ( Or has the Snark become a Boojum ? )

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    Bring on Foggo

    Friday, July 10, 2015

  • Don't encourage that Jamie kid please BC. I believe that he might be confined to his room after his parents received his school report? There is a good reason why I didn't mention LG's creativity and that's because he could create a toy from a Kinder egg let alone something resembling a chance whilst on a football pitch! I agree that we need some defensive reinforcements though, that's for sure. I don't think AN needs even my help on the recruitment front though. He does after all appear to know what he's doing! INWT

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    baguio

    Friday, July 10, 2015

  • At this point I expect Jaemae to dive in. On a serious note, not sure whether the signing of Larrivey would be the answer, 11 in 35 is hardly fantastic when you consider La Liga is a bit of a 2 team league. Let,s get the back four sorted first, as we all know every solid team builds from a sound defence. As for Grabs, I still think he has a place in the team, as Baggy rightfully said his fitness and energy plus ( failed to mention ) his creativity could play a role behind the solo striker.

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    Bald Canary

    Friday, July 10, 2015

  • Larrivey has got to be better than Grabban (who isn't?). If he's scored some good goals then it's more than LG ever has. Unfortunately it's no surprise that we haven't been inundated with offer on that front. Come on Ipswich, he must be worth £1M purely based on his fitness and energy?

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    baguio

    Friday, July 10, 2015

  • Walk away from Brady Norwich, he's not worth £6m and from what I've seen little better than Murphy

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    FlickyLicky

    Friday, July 10, 2015

  • heh heh Dingo ... yes I must admit I would take a "Cantona" - fiery temperament and all ... maybe we intend to keep Lafferty and they are going to set up a red card contest? We can certainly forget about the fair play league!

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    Harve Volley

    Friday, July 10, 2015

  • Would be good to get an Irish winger in...memories of Keith O'Neill! Not sure who this striker is but hope he's not another Becchio. We have many strikers now but for me they all seem decent Championship but not Premiership quality. Why don't we get some loan signings in??? There is no financial risk and plenty of these youngsters are wanting regular football. (James Wilson, Serge Gnabry ??)

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    OTFBC

    Friday, July 10, 2015

  • Harve some called Cantona a wanderer:-)

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    el dingo

    Friday, July 10, 2015

  • If we're still in this inertia this time next week I would begin to worry. Until then I will trust Sir Alex and McNasty because I actually believe again. I'd like Yedlin too btw.

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    el dingo

    Friday, July 10, 2015

  • Go_Fleck_Urself, 'solid stock' describes it nicely. Yedlin was one of the rumours that got me most excited, his pace is phenomenal! I think Spurs are actually over stocked with centre backs as well now, not sure if we are looking at any of them though...Also, regards Larrivey's shall we say 'firey' temperament, that could actually appeal to AN if you look at his disciplinary record as a player ;-)

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    GossVolley

    Friday, July 10, 2015

  • According to my (fairly reliable) inside source both are almost done deals. Note those south of the border are getting themselves into a right tizz on their TWTD website. We've been linked with that cart-horse Murphy - wishful thinking on his part me thinks.

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    Mellow_Yellow

    Friday, July 10, 2015

  • @Goss, I agree. i would like to see us offload Lafferty and even Grabban. Simply because I cant seem either of them really cutting it at the Prem level. Given what a hash of the RVW saga we made (let's face it we all got a little over excited at the initial prospect of him) I can't see McNally et all sanctioning a Charlie Austinesque swoop of a £15 million striker. I dare say we have the £ but I don't see us buying anything other than 'solid stock' this season. Probably could use a bit of flash on the left wing though. I wish we'd also got that Yedlin on loan. Seems that's gone quiet too. I can see a few more additions and I'd be happy with that.

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    Go_Fleck_Urself

    Friday, July 10, 2015

  • I imagine pennies being saved for defence purchases. You can't present teams with half chances in the PL as you know, and NCFC were lucky back end of last season with teams missing clear cut and half chances. No doubt AN knows what he wants so let's hope he gets the business done sooner rather than later.

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    Surrey Canary

    Friday, July 10, 2015

  • Have just seen Larrivey on u tube , yes he scored some cracking goals but he was also sent off and was involved in a boxing match and a kick Cantinor would have been proud of not just with one player but half the other team , do we really want that sort of player

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    iMac

    Friday, July 10, 2015

  • Cousin Harve(!), I see your point regarding a £10mill striker but I just don't think we have the budget to be shopping around in that end of the market, for now at least. A lot is made of Premier league money but it doesn't just pop into our account over night and we have to be careful with the increased wage structures etc. I think we have to accept that in our first season back we will be looking to uncover a diamond in the ruff a la Grant Holt rather than a big marquee signing. We're still trying to offload the last one!

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    GossVolley

    Friday, July 10, 2015

  • As for Brady - if £5m gets the man then for goodness sake get it over and done with so we can move on .....

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    Harve Volley

    Friday, July 10, 2015

  • Signing Larrivey just doesn't make much sense to me. He’s a bit of a wanderer like Lafferty, having been at five different clubs in the last five years, and hasn't made much of an impact at any. In the last year at Celta Vigo he only scored 11 goals in 35 appearances, hardly prolific if he is to be deployed up top on his own. If we do sign him, I can only assume that it is as cover for CJ, but at £1.5m I find it hard to believe he is of adequate quality (even as cover) for the Prem. The move would also go against what D McN said when he stated we’d target British based players. I would much rather see us signing someone for (and worth) £10m for CJ to be understudy to.

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    Harve Volley

    Friday, July 10, 2015

  • Peter Watson you make a very good point. I'd prefer to jettison Hooper as part payment for Van Dijk though. Fat chance I guess. I get the feeling Gary O'Neil contributed a lot more than his minutes on the pitch so a big thank you to him from me and probably quite a few others of us as well. He never let us down that I could see.

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    el dingo

    Friday, July 10, 2015

  • Larrivey from what I have seen could cause a few problems for Premier league defenders - wins a lot in the air and makes a nuisance of himself. Cool finisher too, the first video that popped up in my recent search was a nicely placed goal against Barcelona....

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    GossVolley

    Friday, July 10, 2015

  • Any thoughts on Larrivey - better than Lafferty? I'd like them both playing together and see what mess ups the commentators make! An unknown in terms of PL experience. Is he a big striker to cover for Jerome

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    Surrey Canary

    Friday, July 10, 2015

  • Gary O'Neil seems to be surplus to requirements and with his record on playing for promoted clubs, might make an attractive alternative for both sides rather than more cash.

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    Peter Watson

    Friday, July 10, 2015

  • No fear goldie the real, the original, Mellow_Yellow has now arrived to keep things in perspective!

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    Mellow_Yellow

    Friday, July 10, 2015

  • Looks like Robbie and Russ Martin already know each other.....

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    Dubai Canary

    Friday, July 10, 2015

  • I like the confidence of Mellow Yellow he is already putting us down for relegation before before he knows what players we will have and how City will perform in the Prem.

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    goldie

    Friday, July 10, 2015

  • Hull will be lucky they dont do the double... Instant return my eye... Go on then, 5 mill for the Brady Bunch. I'd be happy with that.

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    Go_Fleck_Urself

    Friday, July 10, 2015

  • I think 5-7mil for him is fine - in premier league terms it's not very much really. Plus, should we get relegated he will either stay and we have a decent player or he leaves and we will probably get around the same price.

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    MellowYellow

    Friday, July 10, 2015

  • I think 5-7mil for him is fine - in premier league terms it's not very much really. Plus, should we get relegated he will either stay and we have a decent player or he leaves and we will probably get around the same price.

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    MellowYellow

    Friday, July 10, 2015

  • That may be the problem John Cross :-) The picture caption should read, Brady gives City the elbow.

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    Swiss Canary

    Friday, July 10, 2015

  • An instant return to the championship ?

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    John Cross

    Friday, July 10, 2015

  • Add a year's supply of Delia's pies. On second thoughts seeing the size of Brucy Boy that might be too costly.

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    cutty

    Friday, July 10, 2015

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