Robinson reveals Parker inspiration as he completes Fulham switch

Date published: Thursday 20th August 2020 4:13

Antonee Robinson

Fulham have announced they have completed the signing of Wigan left-back Antonee Robinson on a four-year deal for an undisclosed fee.

The 23-year-old becomes the Cottagers’ second signing of the summer after Anthony Knockaert’s loan from Brighton was turned into a permanent move in July – before their promotion to the Premier League.

“I am made up to be a Fulham player,” Robinson said on the club’s website. “I was really excited to get down here and get everything signed. When the lads get back in here, I can’t wait to get going.

“I heard a few days ago that Scott Parker was interested in me and wanted to speak to me personally. We had a Zoom call and he was really keen to get the deal done and for me to be a Fulham player.

“Fulham play a really nice style of football and I can see myself fitting in perfectly. As soon as I heard of the ambitions of the club it was an easy decision for me.”

The highly-rated Robinson had been linked with a number of Premier League clubs – including his first club Everton – and looked set to leave the DW Stadium even before Wigan fell into administration and were relegated to League One.

The English-born United States international had been due to join AC Milan in January but the last-minute deal collapsed when his medical examination detected an irregular heart rhythm – an issue later addressed with an ablation.

KHAN DELIGHTED WITH ROBINSON SWOOP

Fulham director of football Tony Khan said: “Antonee is a great young addition to our squad for our return to the Premier League.

“He works hard and is known for being an excellent team-mate with a great attitude, and he’s been a valued contributor everywhere he’s played in recent years, in the Championship and with the US men’s national team as well.”

Fulham begin the new Premier League season at home to Arsenal, before facing fellow promotion winners Leeds United ahead of a clash with Aston Villa.

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