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Robbie Brady Future Still Uncertain As Championship Side Rule Out Move

Robbie Brady Future Still Uncertain As Championship Side Rule Out Move

Russell Martin says that he will not be picking up Robbie Brady on a free transfer.

The 29-year-old has been without a club since his contract with Burnley finished in July. He had been linked with a move to Turkey, though that has not materialised.

Swansea manager Martin - who already signed Brady's fellow Ireland international Michael Obafemi this summer - was a teammate of the Dubliner's at Norwich.

Russell Martin rules out Robbie Brady Swansea move

"I love Robbie as a guy," Martin told Wales Online.

"He's brilliant. Fantastic player. Been in the Premier League for the last however long.

"But I haven't spoken to him. I haven't spoken to him for a while, being honest.

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"So there's nothing in that at the moment. He's a good player. Really good player, but I just think we've got a lot of players at the moment, we just need to work out who's going to fit in and who's going to really be with us over a long period of time.

"If it was different timing, then I'd possibly be telling you that I'd be really interested in it, but at this moment in time, there's nothing there."

Martin added that he has been "getting texts from agents every day" about players.

"But it has to be right for us," he said.

"The longer that goes on, the less likely it will be to do anything because it becomes really difficult for players the longer it goes without having any club."

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Ireland manager Stephen Kenny said last month that Brady is back in training following an Achilles tendon injury.

"I’m a massive fan of Robbie Brady," said Kenny.

"I rate him very highly. He has been in all my squads but just had an Achilles injury that he has got sorted back. He’s back training and I’m sure maybe October is more realistic for him, signing for a club and getting fixed up and getting some matches under his belt.

"He’s still so young and he has got so much football left in him. He’s such a talent. It’s only a few years since he was probably our most talented player in the country. He’s well capable of rediscovering some of that form and we’d love him back in the squad."

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