Newcastle United could raid Sunderland's League One rivals for cut-price defender

Newcastle United are one of a host of Premier League clubs reportedly eyeing a move for Wigan Athletic full-back Antonee Robinson

Monday, 10th August 2020, 1:14 pm

The American international was previously on the books of Everton but, having impressed on loan with the Latics, signed permanently with the club.

And after Wigan’s relegation to League One, Robinson is expected to move on this summer – with a bargain £1.9million release clause putting a number of top flight clubs on red alert.

According to the Daily Mail, Newcastle are one of the sides making admiring glances at Robinson as they weigh-up a summer move. West Brom are also keen, while surprise package Sheffield United are understood to be the front-runners for his signature.

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Antonee Robinson is reportedly a target for Newcastle United

Robinson came close to joining Italian giants AC Milan in January, only to see a £10million move collapse.

And Wigan’s subsequent relegation means that clubs can now pick-up the talented youngster for below a fifth of their previous asking price.