Interest is growing in Fulham left-back Antonee Robinson this summer.
That’s according to a report by the Daily Mail, who claim that Manchester City are lining up a move for the 23-year-old in the summer transfer window, with a number of other Premier League sides also thought to be keeping a close eye on the situation of the defender ahead of a potential move.
It is reported that Fulham would demand a fee of at least £10m to part with the USA international this summer, who saw a move to AC Milan fall through in early 2020 after failing a medical with the Serie A side.
While it may be easier said than done for Fulham to reject the advances for Robinson this summer, particularly from a side with a wealth of financial resource such as Man City, it is not a difficult argument to make that selling the left-back would be something of a mistake by Marco Silva this summer.
Indeed, despite Fulham’s relegation from the Premier League last season, the 23-year-old highly impressed over his 28 league appearances for Scott Parker’s side, helping his team 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.
As such, while an offer of £10m may be tempting for the club to accept, particularly after losing the Premier League revenue of last season, should Silva wish to go on and secure an immediate return to the top tier next term, retaining the services of Robinson would appear to significantly increase the club’s chances of achieving this feat.
And, while the money would come in handy for the club in the short term, if Fulham were to restore their status as a Premier League club next summer, the windfall of the Premier League cash would greatly outweigh the fee received for selling Robinson – leading us to believe it is well worth the gamble of rejecting any offers for the left-back for at least one more year.