In a recent interview, former Premier League and England defender Danny Mills has backed Celtic to make a move for Robbie Brady who is available on a free transfer. Persistent injury problems restricted his minutes in recent years and the versatile Irishman was eventually released by Burnley upon the expiration of his Turf Moor contract.
Brady had a stint with Manchester United during his teenage days but failed to earn a place in their senior side except for one League Cup appearance. He rose to fame with Hull City and played a key role in their top-flight return back in 2013. Although the Tigers’ time was short-lived in Premier League football, the 29-year-old Republic of Ireland international was roped in by newly-promoted Norwich City a couple of years later. Even the Canaries could not escape relegation in 2016 and Sean Dyche’s Burnley stepped in to complete a club-record transfer on next year’s winter deadline.
Celtic were reportedly plotting a move for the wide attacker earlier this year as part of Neil Lennon’s rebuilding plans. However, the Northern Irishman could not survive much longer following an array of disappointing defeats and was succeeded by Ange Postecoglou as the new Parkhead chief. The club had a busy summer in terms of transfer activities and the rumours of Brady cooled down irrespective of his availability.
“You want a player that wants to play and maybe has a little bit of a point to prove. Also, he’s maybe got a little bit of a bruised or wounded ego and is going to want to say to other people ‘I’m still here you know. I’m not dead and buried just yet. Don’t write me off because there’s still more to come from me’.“
Mills told Football Insider when asked whether it would be a good move for both parties involved. The Irish Mirror has highlighted the possibility of a Glasgow move and the Hoops must secure his services amid the ongoing crisis down the wide.
Why Celtic Must Seal The Deal
Predominantly a winger or creative midfielder, Brady excelled as a left fullback at his previous clubs exhibiting his dynamism and flexibility. Celtic have signed Josip Juranovic for the right-back role but the gaffer has been forced to deploy him on the opposite flank following Greg Taylor’s shoulder injury. A hamstring strain has now ruled the Croatian out resulting in 19-year-old Adam Montgomery’s run as a makeshift.
Russell Martin, the Swansea City boss, has dismissed Brady’s rumoured move to the Liberty Stadium and the Bhoys, therefore, must bolster themselves immediately before the Irishman finds a new home in due time.