Sheffield United forward, Callum Robinson, has insisted that his focus is firmly on becoming an established Premier League player.
Robinson joined West Brom in January after failing to nail down a regular place in Chris Wilder’s XI. He’s gotten off to a good start with the Baggies, too, helping them to two wins in his two appearances thus far.
Having been given the nod by Slaven Bilic, Robinson is obviously keen to repay the Croatian’s faith. But speaking to the Mirror (print, 12th Feb, P53), Robinson said his focus was on improving and proving himself.
“I want to become an established Premier League player. That’s why I’m here“, Robinson said.
“I’ve had a sniff of it and done OK but hopefully next year – wherever I am – I can really push on and show I can be a very good Premier League player.”
Robinson played 90 minutes on his debut before lasting just shy of 70 minutes in the win at Millwall last weekend.
After signing for Sheffield United in the summer for around £7m, Robinson will have been disappointed not to have contributed more in a Blades shirt. He did, however, score at Chelsea as well as setting one up, while he also set Oli McBurnie up for the winner against Man United.
A hint at a potential permanent move?
Despite Chris Wilder admitting he wants Robinson in his future plans, the comment from the forward above suggests he might be open to a move.
The ‘wherever I am’ line’, hints at the 24-year-old accepting that his future might lie away from Bramall Lane.
He seems determined, though. In fairness as well to Robinson, he didn’t get too many starts in a Blades shirt. West Brom is a good club for him to improve. They play attacking football and have a good manager.
With a bit of luck, Sheffield United can reap the rewards of Callum Robinson’s spell with Albion.