Antonee Robinson will be in the Premier League this coming season. The 23-year-old American defender made the move to London, leaving Wigan Athletic to join newly promoted Fulham. Fulham paid an undisclosed transfer fee for Robinson’s services and inked him to a deal that will see him play at Craven Cottage through the end of the 2023-2024 season.
Confirmed | Defender Antonee Robinson has completed a permanent transfer to Premier League side Fulham.— Wigan Athletic (@LaticsOfficial) August 20, 2020
A thoroughly deserved opportunity at the highest level, we wish you well @Antonee_Jedi!#wafc ⚪️
It caps a 2020 for Robinson that once saw him on his way to Milan in January before the discovery of a heart ailment during his physical stopped the deal. The shutdown due to the coronavirus pandemic gave Robinson the chance to get the ailment corrected through rest, and overall he starred for Wigan’s defense during the season. Despite Wigan having 10 clean sheets in 11 matches towards the end of the season, the club’s financial issues prompted them to file for administration, which came with a 12-point drop in the standings that was just enough to see them relegated from the EFL Championship. Still, Robinson’s performance for Wigan on the season prompted him to get interest from several clubs in the Premier League, with Fulham winning the race.
In a statement to FCCtv, Robinson said of his move to the Cottagers, “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....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.”
Born in England to an English mother and American father, Antonee Robinson chose to represent the United States and made his debut for the USMNT in May 2018. He has 7 caps for the USMNT and looks to be in the mix to be a major part of the team’s World Cup qualifying campaign when it begins next year.
Antonee Robinson spent 2 seasons at Wigan, one on loan from Everton before Wigan made it permanent last summer. In that short time, he endeared himself to the fans at DW Stadium, and he saluted the club for his time there.
First of all, I cannot thank everyone involved with @laticsofficial for the 2 years i’ve spent there. Not only have I enjoyed every second on the pitch, but more importantly this team has gotten me through some very hard times in my career and helped me develop into who I am now. pic.twitter.com/zBVt82W4dH— Antonee Robinson (@Antonee_Jedi) August 20, 2020
Fulham, however, was quick to welcome him to the club, where Robinson joins Tim Ream at a club that has a history of having Americans consistently among its fan favorites.
Suits you, @Antonee_Jedi! #RAMPANT pic.twitter.com/4NmlJ0mm8N— Fulham Football Club (@FulhamFC) August 20, 2020
Congrats to Antonee Robinson on the move to Fulham. Are you excited for the new Fulhamerica this season?