Report: West Brom rivalling Aston Villa in race to sign Robbie Brady

West Brom and Aston Villa both want to sign Hull’s Robbie Brady.

Brady was linked with a transfer to Aston Villa earlier this week, as per the Mirror, and a new report in the same media outlet claims that West Brom also want him.

The talented Irish international could not keep Hull in the top flight during the 2014/15 season, despite a series of impressive performances.

The former Manchester United youngster made 27 appearances in the Premier League, registering two assists and failing to score a goal. He registered 1.3 key passes and completed 1.1 dribbles per game, showing off his ability as an offensive force on the left side of midfield.

His versatility is also valued, being utilised as both a winger and wing-back by Steve Bruce, and showing he makes a talented modern day full-back due to his attacking capabilities.

The report states that Hull value Brady at £4 million, which for a talented 23-year-old proven in the Premier League represents a great deal.

Robbie Brady - Chris Brunt’s replacement?

It is stated that the Baggies are targeting Brady as a long-term replacement for Chris Brunt, 30, with the Irish international playing many of the same positions as the West Brom veteran.

He is a natural left-sided midfielder, who is also able to play in the centre and in defence, and manager Tony Pulis has been keen to utilise Brunt at left-back recently. If Brady were to arrive he would bring the same versatility as Brunt, but with age on his side, making him a perfect signing for the club.

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