Antonee Robinson’s deadline day move from Wigan Athletic to AC Milan did indeed collapse because of further medical checks being requested, a report claims.
With it being confirmed on Thursday night that Ricardo Rodriguez had joined PSV Eindhoven on loan until the end of the season, Milan were suddenly in the market for a new back-up left-back and thought they had found one in Robinson.
The USA international seemed all set to complete a switch to the Rossoneri prior to Friday’s 8pm deadline, even flying over to undergo medical tests before making his way to Casa Milan where new players usually sign their contracts.
However, rumours began to emerge suggesting the move had hit the rocks, and Wigan then released a statement on their official website confirming that Robinson would be staying.
According to Fabrizio Romano’s piece for Calciomercato.com, Robinson only wanted Milan and does not deny it even now, after the disappointment that the move collapsed.
Romano claims that those close to the player tell of his anger at having seen this chance fade, but also that the reason for the move collapsing was the official one given by Wigan.
Milan requested more detailed medical visits on some aspects where they did not have enough guarantees in a few hours, virtually impossible to complete on the last day of the market.
Economic agreements were not the reason, therefore, and there was no backtracking from either side regarding the formula or the price agreement.