Report: Aston Villa join the race for Norwich City defender Robbie Brady

New manager Roberto Di Matteo poses after the press conference

Aston Villa are said to be interested in Norwich City defender Robbie Brady, with West Bromwich Albion also keen.

Norwich's Robbie Brady celebrates scoring their first goal

According to a report in the Birmingham Mail, Aston Villa are interested in signing Norwich City’s Robbie Brady.

Norwich are reportedly willing to sell Brady, following their relegation from the Premier League.

The Canaries are reportedly looking to clear out some of their higher earners, as they no longer have enough money to finance their current wage bill.

Republic of Ireland's Robbie Brady in action with Sweden's Sebastian Larsson

Brady was in impressive form for Norwich last season, and Villa believe he would enhance the quality of their squad.

The 24-year-old can play at either left-midfield or left-back, and his versatility could be key for the Claret and Blues.

Villa face competition from West Bromwich Albion for the former Hull City man, but believe they have a chance of completing a deal.

Norwich's Robbie Brady in action with Arsenal's Hector Bellerin

Brady is currently at Euro 2016 with the Republic of Ireland, and his future is unlikely to be sorted until after the international tournament.

Villa are yet to make a signing over the summer transfer window so far, but they are expected to sign Bournemouth defender Tommy Elphick in the near future.

Bournemouth's Tommy Elphick

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