According to the Sun, Manchester City are targeting a shock move for Fulham left-back Antonee Robinson during the summer transfer window.
Antonee Robinson, 23, fared well in what was his debut Premier League campaign, making 28 appearances. However, he was a part of the Fulham side that suffered relegation at the end of the 2020/21 season.
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The Cottagers’ relegation hasn’t done much harm to Antonee Robinson’s reputation as an attacking left-back, with Manchester City interested in securing his signature.
The Sun claim the USA international would cost around £10 million, which the Sky Blues would be prepared to pay.
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola wants to reinforce his backline during the upcoming summer transfer window. The Cityzens had the best defensive record in the Premier League last season, conceding just 32 goals.
The centre-back partnership of Ruben Dias and John Stones was the foundation behind a successful season for Manchester City. Goalkeeper Ederson proved once again why he’s arguably the best goalkeeper in the English top-flight, while Kyle Walker was extremely consistent at right-back.
However, the same cannot be said about the left-back position, which lacked stability and forced Guardiola to constantly chop and change players.
Benjamin Mendy has been in and out of the team due to his constant injury problems and poor form. Joao Cancelo did well at times at left-back but was not chosen to start the biggest game of the season, with Guardiola giving the nod to Oleksandr Zinchenko in the Champions League final.
Thus, it is crystal clear the left-back position needs addressing this summer and the latest player to be linked with the English champions is Antonee Robinson. Rightly so, Robinson has performed well for Fulham since joining from Wigan Athletic a year ago.
The 23-year-old, who can also operate as a wing-back, has attracted City’s attention with his pace and athleticism, the report state. The USA international is a promising young player who will certainly improve City’s options at left-back.
He won’t be a guaranteed starter initially, but with the left-back position requiring stability at the Etihad Stadium, there is every chance for Robinson to make the position his own under Guardiola. Rumoured to be available in the region of £10 million, the Fulham defender could be a snip for Manchester City.