According to The Express and Star, Sheffield United attacker Callum Robinson is set for a move to West Bromwich Albion.
It’s claimed that Robinson visited Baggies’ training ground on Monday, with Slaven Bilic’s men now closing in on a loan deal for the ex-Preston man.
The 24-year-old will join West Brom until the end of the season, aiding their promotion push. He won’t be returning to Preston this season, but will face North End next month should his move go through.
Robinson managed one goal and one assist in 16 Premier League games for Sheffield United, but with first-team football hard to come by, he’s swiftly heading back to the Championship.
What’s interesting is that claims from the Daily Mail over the summer suggested that Robinson had rejected an £8million move to West Brom as he wanted to play in the Premier League, but he’s now heading there just months later.
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Robinson will hope to have a Premier League future either with Sheffield United or West Brom, and some Preston fans may be gutted that he isn’t coming back to Deepdale.
Robinson became a star under Alex Neil, but with a year left on his deal, he was sold back in July. Finally, North End have replaced him with Scott Sinclair, meaning there isn’t really a spot for Robinson at Deepdale anymore anyway.
The former Aston Villa man no doubt earned a huge wage rise by joining Sheffield United, and with West Brom able to pay a considerable chunk – at least more than North End – a return to Deepdale was never really likely.