KENYA BROWN - Saturday, August 22, 2020
Antonee Robinson is headed to the Premier League as it was announced that the left-back has made the move to Fulham from Wigan Athletic.
The left-back has moved to London after the Latics agreed to a transfer fee of 2.48 million dollars, and he has signed a four-year contract.
After a rough period early in 2020 when a proposed move to Italian Serie A team AC Milan fell though due to a diagnosis of an irregular heart rhythm and some time out of the game to undergo treatment, Robinson made his way back onto the field to finish the Championship season strong.
However, due to Wigan being placed in administration and docked 12 points, there chances for survival in the Championship were done and dusted. The left the door open for several Premier League teams to put in offers for the 23-year-old. The likes of West Bromwich Albion, Newcastle, West Ham and Sheffield United were reported to have shown interest, but in the end, it was Fulham that lured him away.
With the Cottagers headed back to the Premier League following their victory in the Championship playoff final, this has only made Robinson even more excited about the move.
"I am made up to be a Fulham player. I was really excited to get down here and get everything signed. When the lads get back in here, I can't wait to get going," said Robinson in a statement on Fulham's website. "I heard a few days ago that Scott Parker was interested in me and wanted to speak to me personally. We had a zoom call and he was really keen to get the deal done and for me to be a Fulham player."
"Fulham play a really nice style of football and I can see myself fitting in perfectly. As soon as I heard of the ambitions of the Club it was an easy decision for me."
The former Everton player has not the joined the ranks of Fulhamerica with players such as Eddie Lewis, Brian McBride, Carlos Bocanegra, Kasey Keller and Clint Dempsey. He will be looking to earn his way into the starting eleven to team up with long-serving center-back Tim Ream.
Robinson will have his first chance to play in the English top flight when Fulham plays host to Arsenal on Sept. 12.