West Bromwich Albion have seen some big names make moves away from The Hawthorns throughout this latest summer transfer window.
Players such as Andy Carroll, Sam Johnstone and Romaine Sawyers have all waved goodbye to the Midlands club since the end of last season, and another player currently at Albion who has been linked with away in recent weeks is Callum Robinson.
Should the Irishman find himself leaving The Hawthorns in the coming weeks – either on a permanent basis as Sawyers, Johnstone and Carrol have done, or on loan like Cedric Kipre with his move to Cardiff City – the Baggies could then have the chance to bring in someone who could be their ideal next version of Robinson.
Last month, it was reported that the Midlands club had identified Aston Villa striker Cameron Archer as a potential transfer target.
Having originally signed Robinson from Sheffield United on loan in January 2020 before securing him on a permanent deal the following summer, a swoop for Archer could mirror their move for the 27-year-old as a player from a fellow English club getting the chance to prove himself at The Hawthorns.
With the Villa attacker racking up 34 goals and 10 assists in 106 senior and youth club appearances throughout his career, this shows just how useful he can be in front of goal, not just in terms of finding the net himself but setting up goalscoring opportunities for his team-mates as well.
This also backs up why the 20-year-old was praised for his “clinical” goalscoring efforts on the international stage by journalist Tom Barclay and why he was labelled a “goal machine” by Villa journalist Ashley Preece.
Taking into account how Robinson also showed this sort of attacking versatility by scoring seven goals and supplying nine assists for the Baggies last season in 43 Championship appearances, it’s safe to say that Archer could be a suitable replacement and potential long-term heir for the current West Brom attacker.
If Villa would be open to allowing the £2.4k-per-week starlet to make a move away this summer, West Brom should put themselves at the front of the queue to sign him.