Premier League pull too much for Robbie Brady to resist after Norwich City exit

Burnley unveil their Janaury deadline day signing, Norwich City midfielder Robbie Brady. Picture: An

Burnley unveil their Janaury deadline day signing, Norwich City midfielder Robbie Brady. Picture: Andy Ford/Burnley - Credit: Andy Ford /Burnley Football Club

Robbie Brady admitted the Premier League is the only place to be after swapping Norwich City for Burnley in a club-record deal for the Clarets.

The Republic of Ireland international finally sealed a big money move in the closing hours of Tuesday's deadline day for an undisclosed fee that reportedly could earn the Canaries £13m.

Brady was in the crowd at Turf Moor to watch his new club beat champions Leicester City 1-0 on Tuesday night to move up to ninth, 10 points clear of the relegation places.

Brady suffered demotion with both Hull City and the Canaries but the 25-year-old is convinced he has joined a club on the up, after agreeing a three-and-a-half-year deal - with the option of a further 12 months.

'It's a great move for me,' said Brady, who previously played Premier League football with both Norwich and Hull City.


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'It's where everybody wants to be and for me to get the opportunity, and the manager to give me the opportunity, to come and play in it again is fantastic,' he said. 'I will grab it with both hands and hopefully I can do my bit to help the lads.

'It's been a fantastic start to the season and it looks like a club going in the right direction. I'm just buzzing that the manager has showed enough faith in me to want to bring me here and hopefully I can repay him.

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'I'm ready to work hard and learn how things work here and hopefully I can fit in and do my bit.'

Brady surprisingly stayed at Carrow Road last summer following his impressive displays for his country at Euro 2016. Leicester, Sunderland and Crystal Palace were all heavily linked with the Dubliner in January but Brady was impressed by Dyche's side in their latest home win over the Foxes.

'I thought the lads were amazing and it was a fantastic start for me to come and witness them play like that and get the win they deserved,' he told Burnley's official site. 'Hopefully I can help add a few more wins to the board.

'I have always enjoyed coming to play here. I have played here on numerous occasions now and getting to feel the atmosphere I felt tonight was excellent and I'm ready to go.'

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