Serie A giants agree sensational £10m deal for Championship rising star

Nestor Watach

AC Milan have reportedly agreed a £10m fee for Wigan Athletic rising star Antonee Robinson

The three-time Champions League winners and 18-time Serie A champions have been linked with a move for the youngster throughout the January transfer window.

A new report from Sky Italia suggests that there’s been a breakthrough in negotiations for the 22-year-old left-back, who will officially seal his move from the DW Stadium to the San Siro on transfer deadline day for a fee of approximately £10m.

The USA international, Milton Keynes-born, has made 30 appearances for Paul Cook’s Latics this season after signing from Everton in the summer for a fee of just £1.3m.

Serie A giants Milan, who have suffered something of a fallow period in recent years, are eighth in the table and look set to miss out on the Champions League qualification again this season.

Following the success of Dan James at Manchester United and several former loanees making the step-up at Chelsea, there are suggestions that Milan scouts are regularly watching Championship teams in a bid to unearth the next young available talents, with the move for Robinson appearing to confirm their shift in strategy.

He’s likely to come in and replace Ricardo Rodriguez, who has just left for Eredivisie side PSV Eindhoven, in Milan’s squad.

Theo Hernandez, who has scored six goals from defence this season, will likely remain the first-choice option with Robinson set to be his understudy going forward.

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