USMNT left-back candidate Antonee Robinson will reportedly join Sheffield United this week on a £2M transfer from Wigan Athletic according to reports from Sky Sports.
Wigan Athletic have accepted a bid of around £2m from Sheffield Utd for left back Antonee Robinson.— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) August 10, 2020
Robinson, who was ready to join AC Milan in January on a £6M transfer before the deal fell through at the last minute due to health reasons, will now be joining Sheffield United in the Premier League. Wigan have been essentially forced to sell Robinson as the club entered administration and due to the mandatory 12 point drop were headed to relegation in English League One. Needing to satisfy creditors and due to a much lower release clause Robinson was made available at a much lower fee. Sheffield United have reportedly come to an agreement with the administrators and will be welcoming Robinson later this week to finalize a contract and complete a physical.
Sheffield United finished a surprising ninth place in the EPL last season in their return to the Premier League last season and will look to maintain that momentum. The team primarily played a 3-5-2 and presumably Robinson would be deployed as a left-wingback in that formation. Robinson’s primary competition for the position looks to be Enda Stevens, a 30-year-old left-back who was second on the team with over 3,300 minutes played for the club this past season.
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