After it was beginning to look like his move to Leicester was as good as done, the 'where will Robbie Brady end up this summer?' saga has taken another twist this morning and now it looks like West Ham will be the Dubliner's most likely destination.
Leicester City, along with Hull and Southampton, had been rumoured to be fighting it out for the signature of one of Ireland's Euro 2016 heroes but reports are suggesting that Norwich are playing hardball over Brady's price-tag and Claudio Ranieri's interest has cooled as a result.
A fee in the region of £12-14 million had been mooted in the press but it now appears that the Canaries are looking for a fee closer to £20 million for one of their prized assets.
Bookmakers have now installed Slaven Bilic's West Ham as being odds-on to secure Brady's transfer but it appears that the Norwich board would happily retain Brady's services for their campaign in the Championship if their valuation of him isn't met.
West Ham 1/6 to sign Robbie Brady. Seems a good buy
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Brady has two years remaining on his contract at Carrow Road while Nathan Redmond, who recently moved to Southampton from Norwich for £11 million, had just one year remaining on his deal and the board are understood to be using that as reasoning for upping Brady's valuation.
Irish football fans will be hoping that Brady's move back to the Premier League isn't a protracted one, as a full pre-season with his new club, wherever that may be, could only help his performances with Ireland ahead of the start of the World Cup qualifying campaign on September 5th.