Reports: Foxes plotting Robbie Brady swoop

According to various reports, Claudio Ranieri is targeting Norwich City winger, Robbie Brady, as his latest summer acquisition ahead of the 2016/17 Premier League campaign.

Reports: Foxes plotting Robbie Brady swoop
Robbie Brady could soon be on the way to the King Power Stadium (Photo: Getty)

According to numerous reports, Claudio Ranieri's Leicester City are rumoured to be in talks with the representatives of Robbie Brady over a potential transfer to the King Power Stadium.

As reported by the Leicester Mercury on Sunday morning, the Foxes wish to bolster their ranks ahead of their debut Champions League campaign and see the versatile Irishman as a perfect addition to their squad.

However, having already impressed for his country at Euro 2016, the reigning Premier League champions look set to have plenty of competition to land his signature this summer.

Under-rated?

Having commenced his career under Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United, Brady has already managed to forge himself a successful career in the top two tiers of English football.  Able to fill various positions on the left-flank, the talented 24-year-old became a key player for former side, Hull City before his switch to Carrow Road and Norwich City in July 2015.

Upon signing for the Canaries, Brady continued to impress and during the duration of the 2015/16 campaign he managed to find the back of the net three times, claiming the left wing-back position for his own despite not being able to prevent relegation to the Championship for Alex Neil's men.

Regardless, the Dublin-born utility man has continued to impress on the international stage in recent times. Netting twice at Euro 2016 against Italy and France (the former being a late winner to see his team through to the last 16) for the Republic of Ireland, Brady has attracted plenty of interest thanks to his performances.

Brady celebrates his late winner against Italy | Photo: Getty
Brady celebrates his late winner against Italy | Photo: Getty

Quality addition

As a result of this positive impact for his country, many Leicester City fans have been swayed to the idea of Brady moving to the East Midlands and the King Power Stadium. If he were to join the Foxes, he would surely improve the quality within the reigning Premier League champions' squad.

Able to play anywhere on the left-hand side, the Irishman would certainly provide some competition for the likes of Marc Albrighton, Jeffrey Schlupp, Demarai Gray and even Christian Fuchs. However, with the need for a larger squad ahead of the East-Midlanders first-ever Champions League campaign, a need for quality additions is crucial, and Brady could fit that mould extremely well.

So, with two years remaining on his current contract in East Anglia, Claudio Ranieri could soon be prepared to test the water with an opening bid and hopefully add Brady to his other recent purchases of Ron-Robert Zieler from Hannover 96 and Luis Hernandez, previously of Sporting Gijon.