Lyon have joined AC Milan in the race to sign left-back Antonee Robinson from Wigan Athletic, Sky Sports journalist Alan Myers has reported.
It was revealed earlier this month that Milan are lining up a £10million bid for the American international as they look to find a replacement for the departing Ricardo Rodriguez, although it seems they are not alone with their interest in Robinson.
According to Myers’ latest update, Lyon have now entered the race to sign the 22-year-old, as they look to strengthen their squad in the final days of the window.
The Ligue 1 side are currently fifth in the French top flight, five points adrift of the Champions League places, and are set to face Juventus in the Round of 16 stage in Europe’s premier club competition from the end of next month.
Robinson only made his loan move from Wigan to Everton permanent last summer for a fee reported to be worth £2million, and has made a total of 56 appearances in all competitions for the Championship side, scoring once.
AC Milan and Lyon are both trying to sign former Everton full back Antonee Robinson from Wigan, Milan are loaning Rodriguez to PSV and need a replacement but Lyon have now come in for the 22 year old, who cost £2M from Everton in the summer
— Alan Myers (@ALANMYERSMEDIA) January 30, 2020
The defender signed a three-year contract with Wigan last summer, securing his future at the club until the end of the 2021/22 season.
It has been a difficult season for Wigan so far, with Paul Cook’s side currently finding themselves 22nd in the Championship standings, four points adrift of safety.
It is looking as though it could be increasingly difficult for Wigan to retain the services of Robinson.
The size of both Milan and Lyon means they should be capable of affording whatever asking price Wigan demand for the defender, while also making such a move an appealing one for Robinson himself.
In what has been a challenging campaign for the Latics, Robinson has been something of a standout performer, meaning his departure would surely be a blow to their hopes of survival this season.
However, the sort of fee they could receive here would certainly be useful in funding a replacement for the left-back, providing they can move quick enough to secure such a deal before the window closes on Friday night.