Callum Robinson has joined Sheffield United from Preston North End for an undisclosed fee.
The newly-promoted Premier League club confirmed the transfer on Friday evening, stating that they have “smashed the club’s transfer record” for Robinson.
Sheffield United are understood to have paid £8m for the Republic of Ireland forward. Robinson has signed a four-year deal with the Yorkshire side.
“The Blades have paid a substantial undisclosed fee to land Republic of Ireland international Callum Robinson from Preston North End,” Sheffield United said in a statement.
“The 24-year-old forward has penned a four-year deal at Bramall Lane and becomes boss Chris Wilder’s third signing of the summer, following Luke Freeman and Phil Jagielka into S2.”
Robinson becomes the fourth Ireland international in the Sheffield United squad, joining Irish teammates John Egan, Enda Stevens and David McGoldrick in Chris Wilder’s team.
The Blades manager praised Robinson, who started his career with Aston Villa before making his name with Preston where he scored 40 goals in 161 games.
“Callum fits into our structure perfectly as we look to Championship players who we feel can be successful at Premier League level,” Wilder said.
“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.
“I feel Callum is a great age and what we have paid represents great value in the current market.”
📽️ Callum Robinson gives his first interview as a Sheffield United player.
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