Aston Villa make surprise offer to Norwich City

January 10, 2017

Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce has made an attempt to swap £12 million pound flop Ross McCormack for Norwich winger Robbie Brady, according to The Sun.

McCormack who scored 21 goals last season for Fulham has an unbelievable scoring record at this level with 71 goals in his last three seasons with Fulham and Leeds.

The record encouraged Villa to splash big money on him to join other big name arrivals like Bristol City striker Jonathan Kodjia, but it hasn’t worked out for the 30-year-old Scot.

He has just two goals this season and has been restricted to substitute appearances and the interest is there from Norwich, who tried to sign him last summer.

Villa want Norwich’s star winger Robbie Brady is exchange who has been outstanding for the Canaries, but Premier League clubs Leicester and Crystal Palace are rumoured to be interested in the Irishman.

Villa will offer him £50,000 a week to tempt him with chairman Tony Xia backing manager Steve Bruce as Villa push for promotion.

Both would be huge gains for each club but the loss is admittedly worse for Brady as he’s an important part of the first team.