Fulham have been dealt a blow in their bid to keep Antonee Robinson at Craven Cottage this summer.
That’s according to a report by French publication RMC Sport, who claim that Ligue 1 side FC Girondins Bordeaux have opened negotiations with Fulham over a season-long loan deal for the left-back, with an option to buy clause inserted into the 23-year-old’s potential switch.
However, the report goes on to state that the talks are currently being held up by the USA international’s wage demands, with the defender reported to be earning around £23k-per-week with the Championship side.
Bordeaux are not the only club thought to be interested in a deal for the Fulham starlet this summer, with Manchester City and Wolverhampton Wanderers also reported to be keeping a close eye on the situation of left-back, for whom Tony Khan is believed to be demanding £10m to part with.
Considering just how much potential Robinson possesses, should Marco Silva’s side go on to lose the services of the defender, especially so close to the start of the new Championship season, it would undoubtedly be a major blow for the Portuguese manager.
Indeed, over his 28 Premier League appearances for the Cottagers last term, the £6.3m-rated man helped his side keep four clean sheets, as well as making an average of 1.3 interceptions, 1.6 tackles, 1.9 clearances and winning five duels per game.
The 23-year-old also impressed in an attacking capacity, creating four big chances for his teammates and making an average of 1.1 key passes per match.
As such, with Silva undoubtedly hoping to mastermind an immediate return to the Premier League with Fulham next season, sanctioning the sale of one of the club’s most promising talents would very much appear to be a big mistake by the 44-year-old, as well as being a decision that would most likely leave fans of the club livid.