Chelsea are reportedly interested in Wigan Athletic defender Antonee Robinson ahead of the summer – and some of the club’s supporters on Twitter are not pleased with the speculation.
The Mirror reports that the Blues are keeping tabs on the 22-year-old left-back from Championship outfit Wigan.
The report adds that top-flight duo Newcastle United and Aston Villa are also keen on the USA international.
It is explained that his £10million transfer to AC Milan collapsed in the January transfer window due to a lack of time to complete a medical and he’s remained with Wigan for the rest of the season.
Robinson spent the 2018/19 campaign out on loan at Wigan from Everton, before he joined them on a permanent basis the following summer.
The American full-back was on the verge of an exit last month and is a highly-rated talent that has been impressing in the Championship.
Chelsea’s left-back position is certainly one that manager Frank Lampard needs to address, as captain Cesar Azpilicueta is currently the first-choice option in that role and he’s a right-back by trade.
Emerson Palmieri and Marcos Alonso have been too inconsistent, which is why a left-back may be high on the agenda of positions that fans want to strengthen in the next transfer window.
But a selection of Blues supporters on social media don’t want to sign Robinson from the Championship and want to be far more ambitious with their targets.
Here are some Chelsea fans on the Robinson speculation:
You’re talking about players why were part of an elite group of Chelsea youth, some of the best in the world at their age. Were on loan in thr Championship. Chelsea are supposed to be an Elite club, seems every player is good enough now days.
— T Radu (@tradu81) February 9, 2020
Another average player..
— The Silva (@Leo_The_Silva) February 9, 2020
Fraud > Robinson
— Trick03 (@Patrick34044856) February 9, 2020
Get in the bin with that.
— Kags ⚽️ (@KyleGalls) February 9, 2020
We don’t need average players
— 👑TUNJI (@ibromecy) February 9, 2020
Nah he’s not good enough
— ThatLoneWolf (@DanielBolaji) February 9, 2020
wow shopping in the championship now doesthe club want to go there??
— David Jones (@deijos1) February 9, 2020