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Wolves plot move for Antonee Robinson

Wolves might have limited finances to spend this summer but it’s still a particularly exciting time to be a supporter of the Old Gold.

They have a new manager in Bruno Lage and he appears to be a great lure after Trincao agreed to joined the club on loan from Barcelona.

What’s the word?

Lage has been keen to press on with some early transfer business with other deals already in the pipeline.

He is close to bringing Rayan Ait-Nouri back to Molineux following his successful loan spell with the club but he’s not the only left-back they’re targeting.

According to Football Insider, Wolves are plotting a move for Fulham defender Antonee Robinson.

The American caught the eye in the Premier League last season despite the Cottagers’ relegation and he could be set for an instant return to the top-flight.

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It’s thought that Marco Silva’s men value the left-back at around £10m.

Time to upgrade

The Midlands outfit may be close to confirming the arrival of Ait-Nouri again but Robinson would actually be an upgrade on the young Frenchman.

The 20-year-old was a breath of fresh air following his temporary move from Angers last term, performing admirably with injuries to both Marcal and Jonny.

He was a rampant threat towards the final stages of the campaign, stealing the show against Brighton.

The Athletic’s Tim Spiers claimed on Twitter during that game that he was “involved in just about everything” as the teenager registered three dribbles, completed an impressive 94% of his passes and provided four dangerous crosses.

That being said, Robinson actually delivered on a more consistent basis last term.

Fulham may have finished in the bottom three but the American defender was a constant threat from full-back.

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The 23-year-old produced 1.6 tackles and 1.3 interceptions per game last season, numbers that eclipse Ait-Nouri. In comparison, he made 1.4 tackles and just 0.7 interceptions a match.

Robinson’s attacking numbers also happen to be better. The defender managed one key pass and an eye-catching 1.8 successful dribbles an outing compared to Ait-Nouri’s 0.7 key passes and 1.2 dribbles per game.

The Fulham left-back is particularly athletic and has been improving on those qualities for a number of years now. During a loan spell with Bolton, Karl Henry said: “I thought he was unbelievable. I was trying to talk to him as a young player but he didn’t need it one little bit. He was like an old pro back there.”

Henry continued: “He’s clearly a Premier League player and I think the manager has done well to get him on board.”

Robinson has since lived up to that billing and deserves to be back at that level next season. Wolves must pounce and seal a move despite their interest in re-signing Ait-Nouri.

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