By Paul Robinson

21st Jul, 2021 | 6:41pm

Robinson 'wowed' by West Brom swoop for 'great' Pereira replacement

Paul Robinson has claimed “it would be a great” if West Brom can agree a deal to sign Liverpool attacker Harry Wilson.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Spurs and England number one said the 24-year-old would be a “good replacement” for the exit-bound Matheus Pereira.

According to the Mirror (16th July), Albion, Brentford and Benfica are interested in acquiring the Wales international’s services.

It is reported that the Reds would accept a bid of £10million for the winger, who has two years remaining on his contract at Anfield.

Robinson believes Wilson would be better suited to Brentford or Benfica given Valerien Ismael’s play-style.

“Wow, now that would be a great deal if they can pull it off,” he told Football Insider‘s Dylan Childs.

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“He would be a good replacement for Pereira.

“It just depends how the manager wants to play. I’m not sure if Harry Wilson fits into the style that Ismael wants. We saw the way he played at Barnsley last year and for that reason I think the other clubs mentioned would suit Wilson a lot better.

“I think he is a top footballer. But watching the way Ismael had Barnsley playing last season I cannot see that one coming off. I cannot imagine West Brom being the best fit for Wilson.”

Speaking to the BBC on 6th July, Ismael revealed that he ‘expects’ both Pereira and Sam Johnstone to leave The Hawthorns in this transfer window.

In Pereira, the Baggies would lose a player who contributed 12 goals and six assists in 34 appearances last season.

In other news, Kevin Phillips predicts West Brom fans to be miffed as Celtic open talks to sign 23-year-old.