Sheffield United are reportedly very close to the signing of Wigan Athletic’s Antonee Robinson, and the defender has spoken about his future following these reports.
Speaking to the Liverpool Echo about leaving the Latics, Robinson said: “The main thing for me next season is I want to keep playing and keep doing well and performing. If it looks like I’m not going to start, it (Milan) might not be an option unless I’m not getting the offer to start elsewhere.
“My goal next season, no matter where I am and what I’m doing, I just want to play. We’ll just see what happens.”
It is understandable that he wants to play, he is 23 years-old and his performances have attracted interest from big teams like AC Milan. However at Sheffield United, there is a feeling that you have to earn your place in the squad, this is highlighted by the fact that Chris Wilder trusted many of the side that got the Blades promoted to play in the Premier League.
Even when players like Sander Berge signed in January, he wasn’t always guaranteed a place, and sometimes had to settle with the idea of coming on as a substitute, per Transfermarkt.
The positive for Blades supporters who are excited for the signing is the fact that with current left-back Enda Stevens 30, it will not be very long until Robinson would replace him, and if he did sign this summer and get a chance to impress sooner rather than later, then he would be rewarded with game time if he performed to the high standards of Wilder.
The fact is that when a Premier League side comes calling, especially with Robinson currently a League One player, he cannot afford to say no due to being worried about his lack of game time.
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