Fulham are reportedly prepared to offer Wigan left back Antonee Robinson a weekly wage of around £50,000 a week to beat several suitors to his signature.
The Sun reports that the Whites are willing to give the American left back around ten times what he currently earns at the DW Stadium in order to see off competition from the likes of West Brom, Sheffield United, Newcastle and former club Everton. All these top flight clubs are ready to activate Robinson’s relegation release clause – believed to be in the region of £1.5m – and offer the attacking full-back a Premier League opportunity.
Robinson’s performances with the financially-stricken Latics come close to earning him a sensational move to AC Milan in January, with the proposed deal collapsing as he landed in Italy to finalise personal terms. The defender, who came through the Everton academy but never made a senior appearance for the Goodison Park side, starred under Paul Cook last season having joined Wigan on a permanent deal following a successful loan spell. He has made 62 appearances for the Latics, scoring a single goal, and has spoken about his desire to test himself at the highest possible lvel following the heartbreak of Wigan’s demotion to League One.
Robinson would likely be competing with Fulham’s first choice left back Joe Bryan, who scored a brace to beat Brentford at Wembley and secure an immediate return to the big time for Scott Parker’s side, but the Sun suggests he is up for the challenge of proving himself worthy of a starting spot. The Milton Keynes-born defender, who has won seven caps for the United States having qualified courtesy of his father who was born in New York, also enjoyed a Championship loan spell with Bolton Wanderers in 2017/2018.