Fulham complete Antonee Robinson transfer from Wigan on £50k-a-week deal after USA star snubs Everton return

FULHAM have signed Antonee Robinson from Wigan on a four-year £50,000-a-week deal.

The USA star has snubbed the chance to return to Everton as he joins the mass exodus at the crisis-hit Latics.

The fee is believed to be £1.9million.

Left back Robinson headed to London from Wigan on Sunday to finalise the deal.

And once the move was confirmed, Robinson, 23, said: “I am made up to be a Fulham player.

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"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.”

Fulham offered £1.9m on Friday but Robinson's former club Everton had a 48-hour window to match the bid and speak to the player.

Goodison transfer chief Marcel Brandts told Robinson he wanted him back – a year after selling him to Latics – but he has chosen Fulham instead.

Sheffield United and West Brom were left disappointed in the chase for the defender who is one of many leaving troubled Wigan.

The Blades originally offered £3 million, but dropped the bid when they found out he had a relegation release clause.

Back in January, Robinson was on the verge of a dream £10m move to AC Milan but it fell through just before the transfer deadline.

Fulham boss Parker is also thought to be looking at a loan move for Chelsea’s Ethan Ampadu.

Frank Lampard wants the Wales international to gain Premier League experience after spending last season with Champions League semi-finalists RB Leipzig.

Norwich are also keen but will miss out after being relegated to the Championship.

Ampadu made just seven appearances at Leipzig and Fulham will be expected to give him plenty of minutes.

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