According to a report from Sky Sports journalist Alan Myers on Twitter, AC Milan and Lyon are monitoring the progress of young Wigan Athletic defender Antonee Robinson – leaving Everton supporters full of regret over the club’s decision to sell him last summer.
Robinson, who has been ‘thriving‘ as part of a struggling Wigan team in the Championship (NBC Sports), has been picked out as a suitable replacement for Ricardo Rodriguez at the San Siro. He is said to be close to going out on loan to PSV Eindhoven (Football Italia). However, according to Myers, Lyon are also interested in lodging a bid for the 22-year-old. The United States favourite, who has started 29 games for the Latics this season, could be a potentially bright defender for the future – having amassed 2.0 interceptions and 2.3 tackles per game in the Championship, as per SofaScore. Everton’s current preferred left-back Lucas Digne, by comparison, has averaged 2 tackles and 1.2 interceptions in the top flight (WhoScored.com) – though the Frenchman is arguably playing in a tougher division.
Still, it is debatable whether the United States international would have made a decent back up option – with these Toffees supporters wondering what might have been. Here’s what they had to say on social media.
Well done to Antonee looks like another one missed pus Jon Jo and there we’re are two full backs for years to come at no cost what’s going on
— Henry john mooney (@hjmooney) January 30, 2020
We probably should’ve kept him shouldn’t we. By the sounds of it he could’ve been a decent back up to Digne when Baines goes
— 🇮🇹 Tom (@CarIoMagnifico) January 30, 2020
@Everton the club that keeps on giving (giving away that is)
— Evertony (@anthonyjgetty) January 30, 2020
I said at the time this was a mistake. Have we not got a buy back clause?
— Andy Herbert Ⓥ (@Andyherb1) January 30, 2020
I’m not saying he’d have made it for us but do you think we were a bit to quick to get rid here?
— J (@G892J) January 30, 2020
Pity we weren’t clever wen selling(like most big clubs) and inserted a buy back clause. Ah well…..
— Tomas (@toffeetommy79) January 30, 2020
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