Robinson set to join Sheffield United's Irish contingent in £6million switch

Robinson signed a permanent deal with Preston in 2016

Robinson signed a permanent deal with Preston in 2016

Preston North End have sold Callum Robinson to Sheffield United for an undisclosed fee.

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The 24-year-old Republic of Ireland global forward has joined on a four-year deal for an undisclosed fee.

Robinson will join worldwide teammates David McGoldrick, John Egan and Enda Stevens at Bramall Lane, where under-21 caps Stephen Mallon and Samir Carruthers are also on the books. For the past two seasons the club has had a chance at gaining the long-awaited Premier League promotion, with the 2017-18 campaign seeing them finish just one point behind 6th, and Robinson has been a vital player in Preston's recent steady Championship seasons.

Robinson becomes the third signing of the summer by Chris Wilder, his fee exceeding the £5m paid to prise Luke Freeman away from Queens Park Rangers earlier this month.

"Callum is someone who was on our radar a number of years ago and he has progressed how we thought he would and hopefully there is plenty more to come".

Robinson began his career at Aston Villa and made his Premier League debut for the club in April 2014.

The 24 year-old forward was Preston's top goal scorer last season with 13 goals, despite being injured for nearly four months with a hamstring injury, suffered against Blackburn Rovers.

Neil told PNE's official website: "We are in a situation where we have been given a good offer".

Robinson has flown to Portugal to meet his new team-mates on the pre-season training camp but will not play in Friday night's friendly with Real Betis.

"I am gutted Callum has left".

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