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Palace have reportedly agreed a deal that will see Robbie Brady join
the club for £9 million pounds from Norwich City in the English
The Guardian reports that the Republic of Ireland star will
sign for Palace from the Canaries and will add strength to Sam
Allardyce's struggling defence in London.
Patrick van Aanholt from Sunderland had earlier been said to be on
the Eagles' radar but it seems that interest has now cooled and the
relegation-threatened outfit have brought in Brady instead.
The deal could rise to £12 million with add-ons and appearance
fees but the fear for Ireland fans is that the versatile left-sided star
could potentially end up back in the second tier next season.
Allardyce's initial impact at Selhurst Park has been disappointing
since he replaced Alan Pardew. Palace have dropped into the relegation
places and the former England manager is yet to win during his time in
Palace next face a tough trip to the Etihad Stadium to face Pep Guardiola's Manchester City in the fourth round of the FA Cup on Saturday.
Kick off is at 17:00.