West Bromwich Albion’s hopes of bringing Wigan left-back Antonee Robinson to the Hawthorns this summer will depend heavily on whether or not they are promoted to the Premier League, according to The Sun (July 13, p. 61).
West Ham and Leicester are two clubs that are reportedly interested in the USA international, so if the Baggies hope to compete with them at all, they will need to be able to offer Premier League football like their competitors.
Robinson was almost signed by AC Milan back in January, which raised eyebrows but also drew more attention to the 22-year-old from clubs that had initially overlooked him.
What makes him a prime target for most clubs now, though, is that, despite his £10m market value, Wigan may be forced to sell for just £1.5m after entering administration earlier this month.
Teams are currently circling the Latics like vultures, eagerly eyeing up the hot prospects and preparing to offer meagre fees, knowing they will most likely be accepted as Wigan desperately scramble for funds — and it is Robinson who looks to be one of many on their way out this summer.
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