Report: Antonee Robinson leaving Everton for Wigan Athletic

Antonee Robinson of Everton during the Everton v Kariobangi Sharks Pre-Season Friendly Match on July 7, 2019 in Nairobi, Kenya.

Antonee Robinson will reportedly join Wigan Athletic from Everton.

United States defender Antonee Robinson (5) moves the ball past Jamaica defender Damion Lowe (17) during the United States Mens National Team (USMNT) international friendly soccer match...

According to The Liverpool Echo, Antonee Robinson is close to leaving Everton and joining Wigan Athletic in the summer transfer window.

It has been reported that the left-back will return to Wigan in the Championship on a permanent contract.

 

The 21-year-old defender spent the 2018-19 campaign on loan at the Latics from Everton, making 26 appearances in the Championship, providing one assist in the process, according to WhoScored.

According to The Liverpool Echo, the USA international will join Wigan and Everton will get a transfer fee of £2 million.

Preston North End's Lukas Nmecha battles with Wigan Athletic's Antonee Robinson during the Sky Bet Championship match between Wigan Athletic and Preston North End at DW Stadium on April 22,...

Good move for Antonee Robinson?

Robinson has struggled to break into the Everton first team, and with Leighton Baines still at the club, it is hard to see the 21-year-old get much playing time under manager Marco Silva next season.

It does make sense for the USA international left-back to move to Wigan, especially as he had a good loan spell at the Latics during the 2018-19 campaign.

Antonee Robinson of Everton during the Everton v Kariobangi Sharks Pre-Season Friendly Match on July 7, 2019 in Nairobi, Kenya.

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