West Ham could get prime David Moyes target Antonee Robinson for just £1.5million – report
West Ham United could get one of their reported prime summer targets for just £1.5million a new report has revealed.
West Ham are interested in signing young American left-back Robinson according to a host of sources.
West Ham insiders Claret & Hugh also carried a report on West Ham’s interest in the star who famously saw a dream move to AC Milan fall through at the 11th hour in the January transfer window over a problem with his medical.
Wigan administration could pave way for Hammers to land left-back
Wigan became the first English club to go into administration since the global health crisis this week (BBC Sport).
Not only are the Latics facing a 12 point deduction which could relegate them to League One, they will also be forced to sell their best players in the next window to raise funds.
And Robinson is undoubtedly one of those. The 22-year-old was born in Milton Keynes but has played seven times for the USA’s national team.
Now a new report from Sun on Sunday reporter Nixon claims Robinson has a relegation clause which means West Ham could land him for just £1.5million.
West Ham could get prime target for knockdown fee – report
West Ham have been at pains to make clear the financial impact of the global health crisis on the club.
As a result West Ham – like many clubs – are not expected to spend big in the next window.
So Robinson’s availability for such a low fee will be music to the ears of David Sullivan and David Gold.
“The American was due to join AC Milan in January for £6m – in a deal that could have hit £10m before a problem with his medical,” Nixon wrote in The Sun.
“Robinson’s value falls to a fixed sum should the club… go down. The player would be worth £6m if Wigan stay up, making the decision to go into administration now even more baffling.”
Wigan. Another reason why the timing of the admin thing makes no sense. Antonee Robinson fee crashes if Latics go down 😳 pic.twitter.com/m7AfdsKVqf
— Alan Nixon (@reluctantnicko) July 7, 2020
Moyes must fix fullback problem
But it will also undoubtedly spark interest from a host of other clubs.
Moyes is desperate for new full-backs for next season.
Aaron Cresswell, Arthur Masuaku and Ryan Fredericks simply do not cut it at Premier League level.
Youngster Ben Johnson is highly rated but unproven while Pablo Zabaleta and Jeremy Ngakia have both left the club.
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