Fulham are close to completing the signing of Wigan left back Antonee Robinson, according to the Daily Mail.
The paper says that the Cottagers are confident that they have secured their first signing since returning to the Premier League after activating a relegation release clause in the American international’s contract with the Latics. The £1.9m alerted a number of Premier League sides to the 23 year-old’s availability, but Fulham have put together the most attractive wage package, with the Mail putting the proposed salary at around £45,000-per-week.
Robinson, who made 62 appearances for Wigan in total after initially moving to the DW Stadium on loan, had been close to joining AC Milan in January only for the deal to fall through as he landed in Italy to finalise terms. Should he complete a move to Craven Cottage, the ex-Everton trainee, who has won seven senior caps for the United States, would likely be completing with Joe Bryan, the scorer of the two goals that took the Whites back to the top flight against Brentford a fortnight ago, for a starting spot in Scott Parker’s side.
The Mail also says that Fulham are looking to add a centre half, right back and a central midfielder in the coming weeks. Previous reports had suggested that the newly-promoted club were looking to turn Harrison Reed’s successful loan spell from Southampton into a permanent move, with the loan deal containing a £8m future fee clause that Fulham were seeking to trigger.