Preston North End have confirmed they have accepted an offer from an unnamed Premier League club for the service of winger Callum Robinson.
The 24-year-old has now been given permission to leave Preston’s Irish training camp in order to discuss personal terms and undertake a medical ahead of the move.
The winger has been the subject of reported interest from newly-promoted Norwich this summer, but Preston previously denied they had received an offer for his signature.
Robinson enjoyed the most prolific season of his career last term, despite suffering a hamstring injury which ruled him out for 19 matches. The Irishman scored 13 goals in 36 appearances as he helped Preston finish 14th in the Championship.
He came through the youth ranks at Aston Villa, but only made four appearances for Midlands side before a series of loan spells which resulted with him eventually settling at Preston in 2016.
This would be a major loss for Preston, and their supporters can only hope they will be receiving a sizeable fee for Robinson’s services.
The winger’s record last term speaks for itself, as he missed a large chunk of the season but still managed to produce an excellent goalscoring season.
At 24, he is young enough to be a strong long-term addition for a bottom-half Premier League side. I expect him to really kick on in the top-flight next season if he can avoid injury trouble.
Robinson is the only forward player Preston have who is capable of scoring anywhere near 20 goals in a season, and the club must now re-invest the funds to sign a prolific attacker.