Report: Hull City to open contract talks with Robbie Brady

Brady is wanted by Aston Villa, West Brom and Watford.

According to the Hull Daily Mail, Robbie Brady is set to enter contract talks with the Tigers to ward off transfer interest in the winger from a number of Premier League teams.

The same media outlet recently claimed that Watford were in for him, whilst the Mirror has reported that Aston Villa and West Brom are interested in signing the 23-year-old.

Hull are keen on keeping ahold of their best players ahead of the Championship campaign, with the ambition of securing an immediate return to the Premier League. Brady was one of few players who stood out last term, coming to the fore during Hull’s run-in - although he could not do enough to keep them in the top flight.

All the interest in him from the Premier League is sure to excite both the player and worry Hull that they could be in line to lose Brady, and so the latest report claims that contract talks are set to start in the coming days.

The winger, who can play anywhere along the left side of the pitch, has a contract that currently expires at the end of next summer, but it is stated that he will ‘need some convincing’ if he is to sign an extension.

Although willing to stay with the club and work under manager Steve Bruce, Brady wants to play in the Premier League, and is torn as to whether signing a new deal with the club is the right move for his future.

This could open the door for a move to the Premier League, with all the interested clubs aware that Brady could be available for a budget price this summer if he does not agree a new deal.

Hull will be forced to sell him for a fee rather than risk losing him for free at the end of the campaign, and that means the chances of a move this summer are all the more likely.

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