Who’s next out of Carrow Road?
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As Nathan Redmond heads for pastures new, the big question is: will Robbie Brady follow him out of Carrow Road?
Brady's Republic of Ireland magic looked set to continue as his dramatic early penalty threatened to dump hosts France out of their own tournament – only for Antoine Griezmann's devastating second-half brace to send Brady and City club-mate Wes Hoolahan off to finally enjoy their summer break.
Hoolahan and Brady scored all three Ireland goals in France, with the latter now City's most prized asset following an impressive championships – with reports from Leicester last night claiming the Premier League champions were already in talks with Brady's representatives.
Norwich's professionals return to pre-season training today, as preparations began for their Championship campaign.
That group will not include those who had extended seasons through international commitments.
It also won't include Redmond, who on Saturday completed an £11m Premier League return with Southampton – a record transfer fee received by City, which also included a sell-on clause.
While Gary O'Neil opted to join Bristol City as a free agent and Cameron Jerome has signed a new three-year deal, it is Redmond's exit that really signals the start of the summer business.
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And with the work of City's Euro 2016 contingent now over – including Kyle Lafferty and Martin Olsson – eyes will start focusing on who Norwich will buy and, more pertinently, who will be next to leave.
City boss Alex Neil will have to decide whether the Murphy twins, Jacob and Josh, are ready to step up in Redmond's place or if further wide enforcements are needed – although the money from that deal will also need to help smooth the loss of Premier League revenue following relegation.