Norwich City manager Alex Neil said that there have been ‘numerous’ offers for Robbie Brady but that none have yet met the club’s valuation when he spoke to Paddy Davitt of the EDP
Speaking after watching his side beat Wolves 3-1 at Carrow Road on Saturday, Neil said: “Every player has got their price. We have had numerous offers for Robbie but none that fit the bill in terms of our valuation of Robbie. If he leaves this club it will only be when a club meets his valuation. We have had several offers from several clubs. Are they getting close? For their benefit if they are reading this then, no.
“Martin Olsson has left so that is an area we are looking to potentially buy. Now Martin has gone we are in a position where we don`t have to sell. We can pick and chose who we sell, if we do, and that strengthens our hand in terms of departures. With incomings we are looking at the best players available for the best price.”
“We have our constraints that we need to work in but what I would maintain is we have a really good squad. It is one of those if the right player crops up we will be in the market,” he said. “We certainly have a lot of targets. Sometimes that depends on other departures. The one thing I would say is we could end up doing a lot of business, depending on what happens, or some business. Every manager wants new players. I am no different, 100pc.”
It very much sounds like there could be a lot of business done, depending on receiving acceptable offers for players. Brady will be sold if the money is right, that’s clear and I suspect that some of the higher earners like Bassong, Lafferty, Naismith and even Ruddy might be available for the right price too.
There are ten days to go and we await the first new incoming player, let’s just hope that we aren’t scratching around on deadline day, which is our usual modus operandi.