West Brom made an attempt to sign Callum Robinson from Preston North End, according to The Daily Mail’s Laurie Whitwell, but Sheffield United have won the race for his signature.
The versatile attacker enjoyed a strong season in the Championship last term. He found the back of the net on 12 occasions for his side and set up his teammates three times.
Robinson’s displays under Alex Neil appear to have prompted Premier League interest, with newly-promoted Sheffield United closing in on signing him.
The Blades will reportedly pay a fee worth £7 million, which could rise to £10 million depending on additional bonuses.
Whitwell claims that West Brom were prepared to meet the demands for Robinson’s transfer, but such was the player’s desire to play top-flight football, the Baggies missed out.
Norwich City also pushed to sign the 24-year-old but having been quoted the apparent £7 million fee, no serious move to sign the Preston man materialised.
Other attackers who West Brom could turn to this summer
Austin is set to leave Southampton this summer. If his wages are not too high, he would be an astute signing for West Brom.
Gayle was excellent for West Brom on loan last season. Re-signing him would certainly offer the team a goal threat once again.
Reid showed glimpses of quality for Cardiff City in the Premier League. He was impressive for Bristol City in the Championship, too, and he would be a clever addition.
Watkins, who is capable of playing all across the front line, is a player with big potential. West Brom would do well to lure him away from Brentford.