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Antonee Robinson transfer to AC Milan falls through, Wigan cites medical test issues

The improbable $13 million transfer of U.S. Men’s National Team defender Antonee Robinson to AC Milan has fallen apart due to issues surrounding medical tests Robinson needed to undergo in order to complete the deal.

Robinson traveled in Milan for a medical ahead of the expected transfer, but after completing his initial testing, it was soon discovered that he needed to undergo additional testing that could not be completed in time to complete the transfer.

It is a disastrous turn of events for Robinson, who appeared ready to make a dream move from the English League Championship to Serie A. Robinson has enjoyed a good season with Wigan, establishing himself as one of the top left backs in the league.

What’s next for Robinson? The failed Milan transfer has helped raise his profile, and should lead to increased interest in him this summer. He last played for the USMNT prior to the 2019 Gold Cup, when he struggled in a friendly against Jamaica in what was seen as an audition for a place on the U.S. Gold Cup team.

The 22-year-old defender is also eligible for the U.S. Under-23 national team, but it remains to be seen whether Wigan would release him for the Olympic qualifying tournament in March.

Given how the transfer with AC Milan has been handled, you have to think Wigan would be more open to allowing him to take part in Olympic qualifying.


  1. Why would Wigan be more open to Robinson playing in the Olympics? He just failed a physical nullifying a $13 million transfer. Yesterday Wigan had $13 million today they have nothing and a damaged player. The Olympics would just put Robinson future value in doubt if does indeed have an injury which could lessen his overall value.
    Unless AC Milan had second thoughts and needed a way out of the transfer? Teams can come with all sorts of stuff. Like one of his legs is longer then the other, which much of the human body’s has asymmetrical limbs, eyes, etc.

      • GB has been extremely dedicated to “His Guys”…..the group he originally called up to his first camp, Players he’s previously coached, or MLS Guys that have a history with the USMNT.
        As examples:
        Ream & Lovitz ahead of A. Robinson….at least until Dest committed to the US.
        Roldan ahead of Holmes or Green
        Bradley & Trapp continued to be inked into the 23 despite their less than average performances. Wasn’t until late in the year he gave opportunities to Yueill or Morales.
        Baird & Arriola selected regardless of other options out there.
        He even called in Omar Gonzalez and played him in 4 games this past year.

        If there isn’t an MLS agenda why haven’t we seen more of the Euro based options this past year during all the meaningless friendlies we’ve had. Why have the camps had greater than 50% MLS representation when we’ve more players in Europe than ever before.

        GB seems reluctant to test the waters all that much….and he appears more attuned to the players in MLS than in Europe. I guess the real test of this theory will be the March friendlies in Europe. If he calls up more than 7 MLS players for that camp it’ll be very telling.

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