Everton are reportedly eyeing a winter deal for Manchester United academy graduate Robbie Brady, who is currently playing for Burnley.
According to a report by Transfer Market Web, Robbie Brady is being targeted by Everton for a winter move. The Manchester United academy graduate is currently playing for Burnley and has been quite impressive for the side. Everton boss Ronald Koeman is keen on adding depth to his midfield, thus identifying Brady as a target.
Robbie Brady was spotted by Manchester United scouts while playing for St. Kevin’s Boys, and joined the club’s academy in January 2008. He only managed one appearance while at Manchester United, coming on as a substitute in September 2012 during a 2–1 victory over Newcastle in the League Cup Third Round.
His spent his final two years on loan at Hull, following which he signed for them permanently in January 2013. Unfortunately, his time there was marred by two separate groin operations which made him miss most of the season. He then served time with Norwich City and enjoyed a good personal season with the Canaries.
Things started looking up for the player once he joined Burnley. They were unsung heroes in 2016/17, finishing 16th and six points above the relegation zone and while it has been a slow start for Brady, many were hoping he will find his feet and establish himself at Turf Moor.
However, if reports are to believed, he could be on his way to Goodison Park in the winter. Brady is a very versatile player and can prove to be a massive boost for Koeman’s squad. Ross Barkley came extremely close to an exit from the club this summer, and he could be more confident about leaving Everton in January.
In that case, heading to Everton could be a major opportunity for Brady. After playing for relatively small clubs, Everton can seem like an enticing option especially considering how the club has improved under Koeman’s watchful eye. The switch could also see him assume a more responsible role and receive greater recognition for his talents.
Moreover, the fact that Brady can slot in as a winger and a left-back will definitely help Koeman’s squad in improving their options in both areas. With the club looking to get further ahead in the league this season, the former United academy graduate can definitely be a value addition.