Yesterday, Sky Sports reporter Rob Dorsett revealed that West Brom are keen to try and bring Robinson back to the Hawthorns on a permanent basis.
Robinson, who had been on loan at West Brom since January, helped the Baggies in their final push for promotion last season. He scored three goals in his time at the club, including what would be a crucial goal on the final day of the campaign against Queens Park Rangers, which also cemented him as a fan favourite.
Often deployed as an outside forward, he was effective coming in off the flank. However, one of his best performances came in the final game against QPR when Bilic took a gamble and started him as a lone striker.
With the Baggies certainly in the market for attacking options it seems a no-brainer to try and bring back a player who seemed settled at the Hawthorns.
Robinson, who was signed by Sheffield United in July 2019, has struggled to make an impact with the Blades. Following their extremely successful 2019/20 campaign, it is likely that Sheffield will be able to sign more high calibre players, which will push Robinson further down the pecking order than he already is.
This summer transfer window will see clubs more focused on offloading players than bringing them in due to the negative financial impact caused by the pandemic; and with teams needing as much money as they can get, Robinson’s chances of being sold before the deadline remain high.
He was signed for £7m, so we believe the fee will probably still be around this region, especially as he still has a few years left on his contract.
Other clubs are also reportedly interested and it would not be a surprise if Aston Villa showed some interest. He was developed in the Villa academy and is very good friends with Jack Grealish, so might feel he has some unfinished business there.
However, with what is looking like a limited transfer budget, West Brom would do very well to bring him back. His versatility in attack will no doubt benefit Bilic and his side and his familiarity with the club could also prove crucial.
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