By Sam Stone

17th Jul, 2022 | 8:30pm

Preston make progress in their pursuit of West Brom striker Callum Robinson - reliable journo

The Sun’s Alan Nixon has suggested that Preston has made a lot of progress in their pursuit of West Brom attacker Callum Robinson if what a fan on Twitter is claiming is correct.

It had been reported by The Shropshire Star that Preston are interested in bring Robinson back to Deepdale this summer on a loan deal.

Nixon has suggested that the Lancashire club have made progress in their pursuit of the 27-year-old after they were previously being told by Albion that only a permanent deal would be possible.

Replying to a question on Twitter on Sunday 17 July Nixon said: “That would be progress…as it had to be a buy last week.”

A good move?

A loan move doesn’t really make much sense for the Baggies at present.

The 27-year-old attacker enjoyed a profitable season for the Baggies scoring seven goals and assisting nine times in what was a disappointing season for the Albion.

At present Steve Bruce doesn’t have a plethora of striking options at his disposal so losing Robinson and receiving no fee for the forward doesn’t seem like good business for the attacker.

If the West Brom boss has another forward lined up to replace Robinson then a move could well make sense, but at present that does look unlikely.

Considering the Baggies struggled for goals last season, allowing one of their most effective attackers to depart seems a big risk for Bruce to take at present.

It will be an interesting few weeks to see how the West Brom boss improves his frontline in the coming weeks.

In other West Brom news, Albion shareholders have signed a non-disclosure agreement as an investigation begins over money Guochuan Lai owes the club

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