In a decisive move, Fulham has secured the future of star left-back Antonee Robinson, signing him to a substantial five-year contract extension, according to close sources. A key figure in the Fulham line-up, Robinson has been instrumental in their successful campaign to retain Premier League status.
Since his 2020 transfer from Wigan, Robinson has made an indelible mark in West London, logging 107 appearances across all competitions and helping Fulham to a commendable 10th-place finish in the league.
Robinson’s Impressive Run
The 25-year-old American international has consistently turned heads with his performances, both at Fulham and on the global stage. He was a stalwart for the United States at the Qatar World Cup, showcasing his talents across every minute of their journey to the Round of 16.
Robinson’s weekly wage of £25,000-a-week seems rather modest in light of his contributions, but the fresh contract reflects his worth to Marco Silva’s side.
Courted by Competitors
Fulham weren’t the only ones with their sights set on Robinson. Word has it, Newcastle’s Eddie Howe had considered adding Robinson to his squad this summer, in search of a more attack-minded left-back to outpace Dan Burn.
Newcastle scouts, impressed by Robinson’s 2022-23 season performances, were frequently spotted in the stands. The prospect of Champions League football, a pinnacle reached by Newcastle last season, was thought to be a strong draw for the talented full-back.
Craven Cottage Commitment
Robinson’s prior contract at Craven Cottage was set to expire in June 2024. This meant the former Evertonian only had one year remaining with Fulham. However, this new five-year agreement ensures the United States international’s continued commitment to the club until June 2028.
This move bodes well for Fulham, showcasing their ability to retain key players amidst interest from other clubs, and positioning them favourably for the seasons ahead. Fans will no doubt be eager to see what Robinson and his teammates will deliver in the forthcoming Premier League campaign.