Sheffield United have completed the signing of Preston North End forward Callum Robinson for an undisclosed club-record fee.
The 24-year-old has signed a four-year deal at Bramall Lane and becomes Chris Wilder’s third signing of the summer, after Luke Freeman and Phil Jagielka.
Robinson was an important player for Preston last season and finished the campaign as the Lilywhites’ top scorer with 13 goals in all competitions, despite facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines with a hamstring injury.
The Republic of Ireland international has already joined up with his new teammates at the Blades’ pre-season training camp in Portugal, but will not play in tonight’s friendly match against Real Betis.
It is the second time this summer that Sheffield United have broken their transfer record, after winger Freeman joined from a QPR earlier in the window.
Robinson could make his Premier League debut for Sheffield United when the Blades travel to Bournemouth on the opening day of the new season on August 10.
This could be a great signing for Sheffield United. Robinson has got plenty of experience in the Championship and could have what it takes to make the step up to the top flight.
He will be full of confidence after last season and if he can stay fit, he could be able to make an impact for the Blades in the Premier League.
Robinson was an important player for Preston last season and it is a blow for the Lilywhites to lose him, but it seems as though they have got a substantial amount of money for him and Alex Neil will be able to use that to significantly improve the quality of his squad this summer.