Manchester City ‘face a shock battle with Wolves for the signature of Fulham and USA left back Antonee Robinson’… with Bruno Lage ‘interested in doing a deal for around £10m’
- Antonee Robinson joined Fulham last summer but has since suffered relegation
- The left back played 28 Premier League games last term and be a left wing back
- Wolves are reportedly willing to compete with Manchester City for Robinson
- The Midlands outfit would make a bid of around £10million for the 23-year-old
- Pep Guardiola is said to want Robinson as cover for his squad down the left
- Benjamin Mendy and Oleksandr Zinchenko both had injury-disrupted seasons
Manchester City are reportedly facing a tussle to sign Fulham left back Antonee Robinson, with Wolves now said to be in the race for his signature.
The 23-year-old joined Fulham last summer but suffered relegation from the Premier League before Scott Parker was replaced by Marco Silva.
And The Sun are now reporting that the Midlands outfit, who recently appointed Bruno Lage as their new boss after the departure of Nuno Espirito Santo, would be interested in signing Robinson if he became available for around £10million.
Pep Guardiola is said to be an admirer of Antonee Robinson and could sign him as cover
But the Premier League champions are now said to face competition for Robinson from Wolves
Robinson started 24 league games for Fulham last term – but couldn’t prevent relegation
The USA international enjoyed an encouraging first season at Craven Cottage following his arrival from Wigan as he made 28 appearances in the top flight, with his ability to also play as a wing back ideal if teams want to switch to three at the back.
He still has three years left on his contract, but Pep Guardiola reportedly wants Robinson as competition and cover after a season which was punctuated by injury for both Benjamin Mendy and Oleksandr Zinchenko, while the versatile Joao Cancelo also featured at left back.
Mendy, who has played just 49 Premier League matches in four years after several extended spells on the sidelines, is on Inter Milan’s radar, according to Corriere dello Sport, so Robinson’s arrival could be much-needed.
Benjamin Mendy is said to be on Inter Milan’s radar and has had another injury-hit campaign
Joao Cancelo and Oleksandr Zinchenko also played at left back during an unsettled season
Meanwhile, Lage is likely to favour left-back reinforcements after Jonny Otto suffered two serious knee injuries last season, with the Spaniard set to miss the start of the new campaign.
Neither Marcal nor Rayan Ait-Nouri were able to completely make the shirt their own in Jonny’s absence, so Lage may feel that Robinson can be that man to stake a claim to start.
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