Despite scoring seven goals and making nine assists in 43 Championship games last season, Callum Robinson has an uncertain future at West Bromwich Albion.
The Athletic said days ago that the 27-year-old could be offloaded for the right price and Carlton Palmer believes Steve Bruce ‘would listen to offers’ if he doesn’t consider Robinson a ‘part of the first-team’ next season.
He told Football League World: “I would think that if Steve Bruce does not see him as part of his first-team, then I would think Steve would listen to offers for him so he can use that money for somebody that is going to be effective for him in his first team in the way that he wants to play.”
Getting rid of Robinson would be a strange move, however. The Republic of Ireland has come in for some criticism for inconsistent form, but he still finished the season as West Brom’s second-highest goalscorer and top assist-maker.
If Bruce wants to part company with underperforming forwards, why not start with Grady Diangana (41 games, 2 goals, 1 assist), Matt Phillips (28 games, 3 goals, 2 assists) or Adam Reach (34 games, 2 goals, 2 assists)? Robinson is well worth keeping for next season’s promotion push, as he’s contributed considerably more than the majority of the squad.
Only Karlan Grant had a hand in more goals than Robinson, so why would a goal-shy Albion (17th in the Championship for goals this season) let the useful attacker leave?