Robbie Brady was sold on Norwich City

Norwich City's new signing Robbie Brady with his Republic of Ireland team-mate Wes Hoolahan. Picture

Norwich City's new signing Robbie Brady with his Republic of Ireland team-mate Wes Hoolahan. Picture: Antony Kelly - Credit: Archant

Norwich City new boy Robbie Brady revealed the Canaries were always his number one choice.

Brady sealed a protracted move to Carrow Road earlier this week after tough negotiations between City and relegated Hull.

The 23-year-old admitted there were rival suitors over the summer, but joining Norwich's Premier League crusade was a big pull.

'This was my first choice; even if right at the death another club had come in I knew this was the place for me,' he said. 'You have to be patient. I was aware of Norwich's interest but it is not the nicest position to be in when its going back and forth and you are not sure if it will happen. You just have to bide your time, and I trained like I always did.

' I am more than happy to be here. I think there was a couple of other clubs interested but to be fair once Norwich said they were interested, they came forward and were full-on with it I had that feeling of being wanted - that was a big part of it for me.'

Brady insists he is fully up-to-speed ahead of featuring in Saturday's final pre-season outing against Brentford at Carrow Road.

'I missed one game at Hull through illness and I missed their training trip to Austria trip while this was going on,' he said. 'I think I had two days off in total but every other day I was training as normal. I wasn't out of the loop. I've had a full pre-season.

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'I've settled in well. Everyone has been very welcoming to me. It has made it an easy transition for me. There is a big, homely feel to the place.'

Brady was one of the shining lights in the Tigers' top flight relegation last season.

'I had a good year last year on a personal level,' he said. 'It was difficult leaving Hull because it was a big part of my career and they made me a better player, but I wanted to continue playing in the Premier League.'