Robbie Brady joins Burnley in club record transfer

Ireland midfielder is back in the Premier League after leaving Norwich

BY Raf Diallo 20:48 Tuesday 31 January 2017, 20:48 31 Jan 2017

Ireland's Robbie Brady at the end of the game ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

Ireland midfielder Robbie Brady will be playing in the Premier League once again after signing for Burnley.

The Dublin born  winger arrived from Championship side Norwich for an undisclosed fee ahead of Tuesday night's transfer deadline.

While the fee is "undisclosed", the club has described the move as a club record, which would make it more than the £10.5 million the Clarets paid for his Ireland colleague Jeff Hendrick in the summer. 

The 25 year old has signed a three and a half year deal that will take him up to 2021 - with an option for a further year. 

He joins a number of Ireland team-mates in the Burnley ranks including childhood St Kevin's Boys team-mate Hendrick and left back Stephen Ward.

It's Burnley's second signing of transfer deadline day after Ashley Westwood moved from Aston Villa on an initial three an a half year contract.

The versatile Brady, who scored two goals for Ireland at Euro 2016 including a famous headed winner against Italy to send the Boys in Green to the knockout stage, had been expected to leave Norwich last summer.

But a move did not materialise and he remained with the Canaries for the first half of this season.

After being linked with Crystal Palace during the January window, it is Burnley that made the decisive move for his signature.

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