Robbie Brady remaining at Norwich following his performances at Euro 2016 was a surprise to many Irish fans. He looked a step above the Championship football which he would be playing at Norwich.
Brady himself admitted that the fee which Norwich were seeking, rumoured to be around £20 million, was 'quite high'. It may have been a factor in the Dubliner staying with Alex Neil's team.
After a bright start, Norwich's season has turned into a real disappointment so far. They currently sit ninth in the Championship table, two points outside the playoff places. That doesn't seem so bad until you read their list of recent results - six defeats in their last eight league games.
If Brady wants a Premier League return, Norwich's form would suggest they are not the club to get him there.
Two points below Norwich in the Championship are Aston Villa - a club to which Brady has been linked by The Sun. They say that Steve Bruce is planning a £10 million move for Brady in January. That would suggestion Norwich's valuation of the 24-year-old has decreased.
Brady is a player who Bruce knows well. He previously signed him while manager of Hull.
Though they are below Norwich in the league, Villa's form is much better than Brady's current side. The sacking of Roberto di Matteo in October and the appointment of Bruce coincided with the upturn in results. Villa have lost just one game since Bruce arrived at Villa Park.
To further tempt Brady to the English midlands would be the salary which Villa are reportedly prepared to pay Brady - £50,000 per week. That would make him one of the best paid players in English football's second tier.