Exclusive: Paul Robinson suggests West Brom signing Mitrovic
Paul Robinson has urged West Brom to sign Aleksandar Mitrovic if they are promoted to the Premier League this season.
The former Leeds United and Spurs keeper, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, insisted the 25-year-old would be “a good addition” despite a hefty price tag.
Mitrovic is the Championship’s top scorer this season with 23 goals in 34 appearances.
The Serbia international arrived at Craven Cottage in a £27million deal from Newcastle in July 2018 and signed a five-year deal.
Any deal would therefore likely break the Baggies’ current transfer record of £15.3million paid for Salomon Rondon in 2015 – a price worth paying accord to Robinson.
“I think Mitrovic would be a good addition depending on where Fulham end up,” he told Football Insider.
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“He has proven he can do it at all levels. Fulham have done well to keep hold of him. A player like that would be a good acquisition for West Brom.
“If you go up you look at a different set of players than the Championship and you can attract a different type of player. You need a scouting network looking at two scenarios.
“If Fulham do not go up, I suspect he will move on but he can command a price tag. They paid a hefty price and that will not have dropped if anything it has increased.”
Slaven Bilic’s side are currently second in the Championship, six points ahead of third-placed Fulham, with nine games left of the season.
Hal Robson-Kanu and Charlie Austin have scored 19 goals between them this campaign – a new striker likely to be a top priority at The Hawthorns this summer.
In other West Brom news, Noel Whelan has told Football Insider Baggies are on the brink of bargain signing.