According to a report from the Sun, West Ham could be pipped in the race to sign Wigan full-back Antonee Robinson by Fulham, with the Cottagers ready to offer the 23-year-old a £50k-a-week deal.
Hammers boss David Moyes should definitely be looking to bring a new left-back to the London Stadium this season.
Aaron Cresswell and Arthur Masuaku were incredibly disappointing last season. The latter is clearly not a left-back whilst the former has regressed badly over the past 12 months.
West Ham have been after Wigan’s Antonee Robinson for quite some time (ExWHUemployee).
But the Sun reckon that the Hammers could be beaten to the 23-year-old’s signature by Fulham, with Scott Parker ready to offer him a £50,000 per week deal to bring him to Craven Cottage.
It is claimed that Fulham would have to pay just £1.5 million for the USA international.
And West Ham missing out on Robinson for that kind of money really would be criminal.
The 23-year-old racked up one goal and one assist in 38 Championship games for Wigan last season (Who Scored).
In those outings, Robinson averaged 2.2 tackles, two interceptions, three clearances and 1.4 dribbles per game. He also won an average of 1.2 aerial duals per match (Who Scored).
The Wigan ace is a top class left-back – the kind who would thrive at the London Stadium.
But as things stand, it seems as though the Hammers could be beaten to the 23-year-old’s signature by London rivals Fulham.
And that would signify just how much West Ham are struggling financially at the moment.