Everton are set to receive a cash windfall following the imminent transfer of Wigan Athletic left-back Antonee Robinson to Italian giants AC Milan.
Having left Everton on a permanent basis in the summer to join the Latics, Robinson has been impressive in his second season at the DW Stadium under Paul Cook, with his first season being on-loan.
The USA international has been an ever-present in Wigan’s side this season in the Championship and has rightly attracted interest from some very desirable suitors. However, no one will have seen a transfer to the San Siro coming, which looks set to be the case as Paul Cook confirmed that he is set to complete a deadline day move to Stefano Pioli’s side.
A deal to sign the left-back has been reported with a fee of £10million, split into £6million upfront and the remaining money coming as add-ons.
However, another detail has emerged regarding Robinson’s former club, Everton, as they had a sell-on clause implemented into his contract when he signed permanently at the DW Stadium, meaning they are entitled to 20% of the fee that the Latics receive for him from Milan, according to BBC Sport.
Everton would be set to earn a sizeable cash windfall for Robinson when the deal is completed later today.
When a club lets one of their talented youngsters go on a permanent deal, it’s common practice to implement a sell-on clause to ensure that if the mistake was made to let him go too early, then they’ll at least receive some cash for the deal.
Robinson has been excellent for Cook’s side this season and has deservedly earned a move to a top side, albeit with the shock of it being AC Milan.
The Latics will struggle to replace his quality with this little amount of time left in the window, but the money they received could be vital in rebuilding their side.
Robinson won’t make an instant impact on the side, with Theo Hernandez and Ricardo Rodriguez currently taking up the left-back slot between them, but it’s definitely an investment for the future.