Callum Robinson could leave West Bromwich Albion with the Preston North End star now primed for the chopping block at The Hawthorns.
Robinson’s association with North End started back in September 2015 as he joined on loan from Aston Villa.
Robinson helped North End win promotion to the Championship with four goals but then chose to join Bristol City rather than stay at Deepdale.
Preston were more than happy to bring Robinson back in January 2016, and a permanent deal was struck for just £200,000 that summer.
Whilst Robinson was raw when he signed, he blossomed into an absolute star.
31 goals in 117 games after his permanent move was a great return for Robinson, who grew leaps and bounds under Alex Neil.
Callum Robinson could leave West Bromwich Albion
Robinson sadly left Preston for around £8million back in the summer of 2019, joining Sheffield United upon their promotion to the Premier League.
Within six months, Robinson was farmed out to West Bromwich Albion and then swapped for Oli Burke in 2020 as The Hawthorns became his permanent home.
Robinson managed seven goals and nine assists for West Brom last season which is a decent record, but it may not be enough.
The Athletic now claim that West Brom will field offers for Robinson this summer.
It’s suggested that Robinson is down the West Brom pecking order both out wide and up front, so he is likely to be available.
Preston fans would absolutely love to see the 27-year-old return to Deepdale but how likely is that?
Robinson’s wages would surely be beyond Preston now and a permanent deal would likely cost a little too much as well.
Robinson may fit as a striker in Ryan Lowe’s 3-5-2 setup and a loan move with West Brom paying a hefty portion of his wages may be Preston’s only hope.
That still seems a little unlikely, but it’s worth asking the question as Preston chase a striker signing or two this summer.