Former Manchester City defender Michael Ball reckons a switch to the Etihad Stadium could hinder Antonee Robinson’s career.
According to The Mirror, the Premier League champions are targeting a move for the USA left-back, who was recently relegated with Fulham.
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Robinson joined the Londoners from Wigan 12 months ago, although that deal only came around soon after the 24-year-old had seen a sensational move to AC Milan collapsed in January 2020.
But the defender put the disappointment of that failed transfer behind him to feature 28 times in the Premier League for Fulham in what was his first taste of top-flight football.
And the flying winger is now on the radar of Pep Guardiola, who’s still not been able to find a settled left-back despite having the likes of Benjamin Mendy, Oleksandr Zinchenko and Joao Cancelo, who is predominantly a right-back, at his disposal as potential options.
But former Citizen Ball doesn’t think he would play regularly at the Etihad and has advised Robinson to decide against a possible move.
He exclusively told The Transfer Tavern:
“I don’t think a move to Manchester City would help him. I think he needs to stay at a team to develop, gain experience and play week in, week out.
“Of course, he will like the links, but will he play week in, week out? I don’t think he will, so it would hinder his career.”
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