Irish international Robbie Brady extends Burnley stay by a further 12 months

Fri, May 22 2020

Republic of Ireland international Robbie Brady has signed a new 12-month deal with Premier League Burnley.

Brady has endured an injury ridden spell over the past couple of seasons, which has limited the Dubliner to making just 63 appearances for the Clarets since 2017.

“He’s had a bit of a tough time with injuries, unfortunately,” said Burnley boss Sean Dyche.

“Hopefully, this break will give him another chance to get another block of fitness in to be ready for when this starts again.

“In the meantime, we have taken an option on him because we thought it was the right thing to do for now and for going forwards for next season.”

As a result of his latest contract extension, Brady will now not leave Turf Moor on a free transfer in the summer.

“We don’t know what the next challenge is going to be, although if we can finish this season obviously that helps for the running of clubs and finance etc,” Dyche added.

“It’s important our own group is looked after the best we can, and I think it’s another step in the right direction on that side.

“No-one quite knows how the market is going to manifest itself. The one thing you do want to do is control the controllables.

“There are situations we can control. Robbie is one of them and then it’s down to the chairman to start looking at the other situations in due course that we can affect, and I think that will be important.”