Report: Manchester City want £10m Antonee Robinson
Manchester City want to sign Fulham left-back Antonee Robinson, with The Sun reporting that the defender will cost £10 million this summer.
Pep Guardiola is reportedly looking to strengthen his options on the left-hand side of the defence over the coming months.
No player managed to hold down that role in the side this past season. Oleksandr Zinchenko, Joao Cancelo and Benjamin Mendy made 34 starts between them in the Premier League.
And it appears that the man Guardiola wants is a player who was actually relegated from the top flight.
According to The Sun, City want Robinson. It is suggested that he would cost £10 million, which the Premier League champions would be prepared to pay.
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Of course, Robinson would not be the only player Manchester City have signed from a relegated club, should they bring him to the Etihad Stadium.
Last summer, they brought Nathan Ake in from Bournemouth.
Admittedly, Ake did not have the easiest first season at Eastlands. But Robinson would potentially cost a fraction of the price.
He would arrive under a lot less pressure. So that may boost his chances of proving to be a shrewd signing.
Robinson showed glimpses of his potential at Craven Cottage this past year. He is also an international, having played a number of times for the USA.
And it may well be that Guardiola’s men face competition for his signature.
He was linked with a host of Premier League sides last summer. Fulham ultimately won the race, but West Brom, Newcastle and former club Everton were reportedly amongst those who missed out.
He may not prove to be the most exciting target City pursue in this window. But a deal could lead to an inspired piece of business.