The USA international defender spent last season on loan with the Latics and was expected to return to Everton this coming season to compete with Lucas Digne for the left-back spot at Goodison Park.
However, Leighton Baines's decision to extend his contract by a further year would keep Robinson as third-choice in that role and Wigan are hoping that the Blues will agree to sell him this summer.
Reports earlier this week suggested that their offer was just £1.9m.
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1 Posted 22/06/2019 at 17:30:27
2 Posted 22/06/2019 at 17:39:08
3 Posted 22/06/2019 at 19:18:18
4 Posted 22/06/2019 at 19:36:53
5 Posted 22/06/2019 at 19:39:56
But who expected him to compete with Digne this season? Back him up, maybe, but certainly not compete with him.
The strangest aspect is the bizarre offer. If that's accurately reported, it's beyond ridiculous. Insulting.
Anyway, bottom line is we should absolutely not sell him. Loan him, yes. Sell? No way. Physical gifts like his do not come along every day.
6 Posted 22/06/2019 at 20:17:44
Wigan merely testing the water, surely
7 Posted 22/06/2019 at 23:07:41
8 Posted 22/06/2019 at 23:11:07
For a young international I think this could be good insurance and good for all parties.
9 Posted 22/06/2019 at 23:34:41
Insulting offer for an international. You'll never know how good they are unless they are given a chance. Just look across Stanley Park to see that.
10 Posted 23/06/2019 at 01:11:03
His next loan club should Ideally be in the prem, one of the promoted clubs or mid table types (I shouldn't be so smug, mid table is a good description of us at the moment). This will give him the experience he needs to improve while making mistakes elsewhere and then we'll have him ready to push Digne when Leighton calls time.
11 Posted 23/06/2019 at 02:04:38
I'd send him right back to Wigan. Paul Cook is an outstanding manager who has already improved his defensive fundamentals, and he'll play him every available minute.
12 Posted 23/06/2019 at 03:02:13
Good points (all of them).
I was thinking more along the lines of the Ideal situation, but very little about life is ideal. If he could make it to a prem club and do well it would do his confidence a world of good.
Having said that, if he's making progress at Wigan I'd be happy to go with what you've said and leave him there for another season.
13 Posted 23/06/2019 at 04:14:31
I think another loan or buyback clause would be appropriate now that Baines is here for another year.
14 Posted 23/06/2019 at 12:41:42
Why sell him at all?
He cost us nothing, his wages will be relatively low at this time and if he comes good we're going to happy.
We have time on our side with this kid, Leighton will keep Digne honest, the kid will then mature elsewhere and will be ready for Premier League action in a year or two.
15 Posted 23/06/2019 at 13:21:01
16 Posted 23/06/2019 at 13:39:04
Other than that, this for me is where a buy-back clause is useful; let the lad go for £3m with a buy-back for say £5m in 2 or 3 years; if not, a season-long loan would be best bet.
17 Posted 24/06/2019 at 02:06:34
18 Posted 24/06/2019 at 06:17:17
19 Posted 24/06/2019 at 18:07:40
20 Posted 24/06/2019 at 18:33:45
Same issue with Pennington. He might seem a £5 million player when compared with say £80 million Maguire, but if no Premier League clubs want him, he is essentially worthless.
Your value is based on what someone is willing to pay. If you sell the Crown Jewels at a Bedouin yard sale in Mali, you might get five quid.
21 Posted 24/06/2019 at 20:15:46
Buy backs can go wrong if the player doesn't want to come are expect to much of a salary increase and further lines agents pockets.
He needs games and we have time to see how well he develops over the next few seasons.
22 Posted 25/06/2019 at 05:13:34
Buying back Robinson isn't a tough one, we can dictate what we want to a player at Wigan as we're much much bigger.
If another club came forward, then we can negotiate terms between Wigan and the other club to get a good deal for all.
23 Posted 27/06/2019 at 09:37:02
Any sort of sale has to have a buy-back at exactly what we got for him.
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