Preston North End’s Callum Robinson has become the latest Championship player to be linked with a move to the Premier League, after The Lancashire Evening Post revealed that an unnamed top tier side have made an enquiry about the striker.
It is thought that the enquiry fell some way short of Preston’s valuation of the striker, but with two months of the transfer window still remaining, there is still time for more approaches for the striker to be made.
With Robinson’s contract set to expire next summer, it is possible that Preston may have to sell the striker in the current window in order to get a fee for him, if they are unable to convince the 24-year-old to sign a new contract at Deepdale amid the attraction of a move to the promised land.
But would Robinson be good enough for the Premier League?
Here, Football League World puts the spotlight on the striker’s performances this season to find out.
Despite an injury hit season, Robinson has had a fairly impressive campaign at Deepdale.
With 12 goals in 27 games, Robinson is averaging a goal almost every other game, and across a whole season, that would be a decent return in any Premier League side, and would certainly be appealing to the sort of mid-table outfit who would likely be interested in Robinson – with Bournemouth having previously been linked with the Irishman.
Robinson’s average of three shots per game was also in the top ten across the whole Championship last season, so the striker is unlikely to be put off by the challenge of having to take an effort in the top tier, while the fact he has also chipped in with three assists suggests he can supply as well as finish, something backed up by his the striker averaging at least one key pass per game.
With Robinson producing a decent pass success rate of marginally under three in four, you feel that teams would not be afraid to play up to the 24-year-old in the top tier, thus offering an extra outlet for his side when under pressure.
He may have gone under the radar this season in comparison with a number of the Championship’s big names, but the stats do appear to suggest that Robinson could be just as viable an option as any other for a Premier League side looking to take advantage of the Championship in the summer transfer window.