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Preston North End Sign Robbie Brady

4 July 2022

Preston North End are delighted to confirm the arrival of Robbie Brady on a one-year deal.

Brady, who was promoted to the Premier League with AFC Bournemouth last season, has spent the past week on trial with the club after his contract came to an end with the Cherries.

Despite receiving offers from several other clubs, the Republic of Ireland international has chosen Deepdale as his next destination after a successful trial and will spend the upcoming season in Lancashire.

Robbie said: “I’m delighted to get something done and I’m just excited and really looking forward to getting going and hitting the ground running.

“It’s been excellent coming into a good group. The manager phoned me a couple of weeks ago and I’ve really enjoyed it since I’ve come in.

“The lads have all been more than welcoming. The people around the place are all friendly and it made me feel comfortable, so I’m delighted to be here and I’m looking forward to a good season ahead.”

Brady is a highly experienced player at both club and international level, having made over 150 appearances in the Premier League, while representing his country on 57 occasions.

The former Manchester United player was named as the Republic of Ireland’s Player of the Year in 2016, following his performances in Euro 2016 where he scored twice as the boys in green reached the knockout stages.

Brady operates mainly down the left-hand side and can be expected to be used as a left wing back this season under Ryan Lowe.

The manager said: “You just have to look at his calibre. He’s a full-blown international, he’s played at the top level and he’s been around the block, but still young at 30 years of age.

“His left foot is probably one of the best outside of the Premier League.

“He’s a fantastic player and a great lad. He was with us for a few days training and once we knew there was a deal to be done we felt we’d get it over the line.

“He’s an unbelievable talent and we feel it’s a big acquisition to get someone who’s played in the Premier League for large parts of his career.”


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