Antonee Robinson was previously all set for a move to AC Milan before the deal was scrapped but could now have another chance at signing for one of Europe’s giants.
In order to make room for two potential departures this summer, Manchester City might make a move for a USMNT defender who performed admirably for Fulham last year.
Left-back Antonee Robinson played 35 times in the Premier League as the promoted squad beat the odds to become one of the surprise surprises of the season, contributing significantly to the West London club’s 10th-place finish the previous season. However, because of how well he played for the Cottagers, several elite European clubs are now keeping an eye on his availability.
According to Italian media reports, Pep Guardiola may have to compete with AC Milan and Marseille for the services of the 25-year-old this summer. The 36-time US international would provide the Premier League champions another option at left-back because they presently don’t have a recognized senior player in that position.
Robinson has reportedly been connected to the Eastlands club for a number of months, and his impressive showings at the World Cup in Qatar last year have only served to further his reputation.
Robinson would provide Guardiola a more conventional option in a position that has been lacking. Right now, center back John Stones and youngster Rico Lewis play a hybrid role that allows them to push up into midfield.
Additionally, any potential move may result in the recently crowned European champions parting ways with veteran fullback Kyle Walker.
The veteran English player has been linked with a move to Bayern Munich this summer, with Sky Germany reporting that Thomas Tuchel had his eye on the 33-year-old.
Joao Cancelo, a defender who spent a fruitless loan with the Bundesliga champions, is another player on Manchester City’s roster who may be let go.
According to Sky Sports, the Portuguese left-back is destined to leave the Etihad Stadium this summer, with Arsenal presently appearing to be the front-runners.
Robinson, a former Everton academy graduate, has previously been linked with a transfer to AC Milan. In fact, the star even underwent a physical with the San Siro giants in 2020. He was playing for Wigan Athletic at the time, but as testing showed he had ectopic heartbeats, his dream move had to be put on hold.
Paulo Maldini, the president of the Rossoneri, and other club executives were forced to cancel the deal at the last minute because the medical was scheduled for the day before the deadline.
When he received the information that Milan was abandoning the trade, he was about to sign a contract to complete the transfer.
He was informed that the Serie A giants had no choice but to forego the deal due to testing taking an additional three days to complete. Robinson described the specifics of the unsuccessful transfer to Italy in an interview with the Guardian from back in February.
He stated, “I was in the hospital getting my knees and back scanned and tested extensively.
They asked me if I had ever experienced any heart problems as they performed a max effort test on a Wattbike. I was expecting to sign my contract when they told me: “We can’t do a deal because something’s flagged up with your heart. “My agent was there with Maldini and all the higher-ups of Milan, and I was expecting to sign my contract when they told me: “We can’t do a deal because something’s flagged up with your heart.” They couldn’t risk signing me because it was deadline day and it would take at least three days to identify the issue.
“When they went to perform the operation, they didn’t see any more inadequate heartbeats,” he continued. They concluded that because of my heart’s sensitivity to caffeine, I should stop drinking coffee.
After 108 appearances at Craven Cottage, it could be time to split ways and give Robinson the opportunity to make his club debut on the greatest platform. He might be transferred to a major European company this summer.