Fulham have confirmed the signing of Wigan Athletic left-back Antonee Robinson for an undisclosed fee.
The 23-year-old arrives at the club highly rated, having made 38 appearances for the Latics last season - who are in dire financial straits.
Robinson revealed his delight at moving to the Premier League in an interview on the club's website.
"I am made up to be a Fulham player. 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," he said.
"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."
Robinson started his career at Everton but never made a league appearance for the Toffees. A successful loan move led to his permanent departure to Wigan in 2019. He was one of Paul Cook's star performers last season, helping the Latics keep ten clean sheets in their last 11 games before a points deduction led to their relegation.
Fulham co-owner Tony Khan added: "I’m pleased to announce that Antonee Robinson has joined Fulham Football Club on a multiyear contract agreement. Antonee is a great young addition to our squad for our return to the Premier League.
“He works hard and is known for being an excellent teammate with a great attitude, and he’s been a valued contributor everywhere he’s played in recent years, in the Championship and with the U.S. men’s national team as well. Come On Fulham!”
Source : 90min