Transfer news

Brady nears United exit

January 7, 2013
By Richard Jolly

Manchester United are set to sell their Republic of Ireland international Robbie Brady to Hull for a reported fee of £2 million.

Robbie Brady
PA PhotosRobbie Brady is set to leave Manchester United after just one first-team appearance

The 20-year-old winger made a solitary first-team appearance for United but has played a pivotal part in Hull’s promotion push in the Championship.

Brady, who was also on loan at the KC Stadium last season, is set to sign a permanent deal with City if he passes a medical.

Watford were also linked with Brady but Hull manager, and former United captain, Steve Bruce said he was confident of completing the signing of the Irishman.

"We're creeping along with Manchester United with regards to Robbie Brady," Bruce told the Hull Daily Mail.

"We hope we can get it tied up and fair play to the board again because they're doing their utmost to make it happen. For that I'm entirely grateful.

"I would hope for a bit of good news, possibly at the beginning of the week. That would be a huge addition because of how well he's done."

Bruce is also in talks with another of his former clubs, Sunderland, about keeping David Meyler at the KC Stadium.

The midfielder has also been on loan with City and Martin O’Neill is considering a £1.5 million bid.

United have already made a transfer-market profit from Championship clubs in January after selling striker Joshua King to Blackburn last week.