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Newcastle eyeing move for Antonee Robinson

Newcastle United are reportedly eyeing a deal for Fulham defender, Antonee Robinson, with manager Eddie Howe keen to strengthen his left-back ranks.

What’s the word?

According to TEAMtalk, the Magpies are set to join the battle to sign the United States international, with the 25-year-old said to be on Howe’s ‘list of targets’ as the 44-year-old seeks to recruit a ‘specialist’ left-back in the January window.

The report suggests that the Tynesiders will face competition from Serie A giants Inter Milan in their bid to land the former Wigan Athletic ace, with the full-back having previously come close to joining fellow San Siro outfit, AC Milan, two years ago.

The piece also adds that the Cottagers are currently readying themselves for offers for the Milton Keynes-born gem ahead of the winter window, with the player having just 18 months left on his existing deal in west London.

Disastrous deal

Despite that hefty interest in the £27.5k-per-week man’s signature, it could well prove something of a disastrous move were the St James’ Park outfit to make an approach in the near future, with Robinson having notably struggled while on international duty in recent weeks.

Should Newcastle sign Robinson?

Yes please!

Yes please!



Although the electric asset featured in all four games of the USA’s World Cup run in Qatar, the 6 foot speedster seemingly proved something of a liability at times, having been described as the “weak link” during the narrow win over Iran, in the words of journalist Joe Callaghan.

For all his attacking endeavour from his left-sided berth, the Craven Cottage ace notably lost possession 27 times during that final group-stage clash, having also been dribbled past on two occasions after seemingly neglecting his defensive duties.

That was also evident during the 3-1 loss to the Netherlands in the round of 16 tie at the weekend, as Robinson was notably culpable for the opposition’s third goal of the night, after allowing Denzel Dumfries free rein to power home at the back post.

As journalist Casey Evans stated, the one-time Everton menace wasn’t “getting back fast enough” to try and prevent the aforementioned Dumfries from threatening in the final third throughout the game, having also dubbed him something of a “ghost” due to his abject defensive display.

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That errant showing saw the £8.6m-rated man again squander possession far too regularly after losing the ball on 23 occasions, having also recorded a mediocre match rating of just 6.7, as per Sofascore.

With Howe’s side currently looking rock solid with Dan Burn as a makeshift left-back, having shipped just 11 goals in the Premier League this season, it could well prove somewhat disruptive if they were to bring in Robinson in January.