The USA international has moved from Everton in a deal reportedly worth £2m and signs a three-year contract with the Latics, the club where he spent last season on loan.
He spent a decade st Everton coming through the Finch Farm academy but remained behind Lucas Digne and Leighton Baines coming into the new campaign.
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1 Posted 15/07/2019 at 20:44:50
2 Posted 15/07/2019 at 21:13:57
3 Posted 15/07/2019 at 21:20:54
Im sure well have something in place should he sign, especially given it isnt too far away when he reportedly had the choice of Brentford too.
5 Posted 15/07/2019 at 22:30:41
Good luck young Robinson.
6 Posted 15/07/2019 at 22:52:26
I plan to be in a pissy mood for the rest of the day.
7 Posted 15/07/2019 at 23:49:06
Really really hope these lads have good careers, but even more importantly I hope we have huge sell on clauses attached for them if they kick on.
8 Posted 16/07/2019 at 08:30:37
Surely another season on loan for an international full-back with a promising future. And the fee!! Wigan must think that it's December 25.
9 Posted 16/07/2019 at 09:22:33
I guess Silva and Brands took a good look at the player and worked out that he's not likely to challenge Baines in the near future. Better for him to have a more settled role at a club. If we have a cheap first option, then could be good for everyone.
10 Posted 16/07/2019 at 09:40:30
I think he is unlikely to be DoF in the near future. Challenging Digne maybe.
Proves I was reading. Good comment and nice assurances.
11 Posted 16/07/2019 at 09:41:49
12 Posted 16/07/2019 at 13:26:20
Other than pre-season last season, I haven't seen much of him in an Everton shirt since then. And he didn't impress in those pre-season games. A couple of times I saw him play international football for the US, he had his good moments, but he was also found wanting defensively on more than one occasion.
By all accounts, he did well in his two loan spells at Bolton and Wigan in the Championship. Brands and his staff would have been monitoring him. Silva would also have had a chance to assess him.
The upfront fee as reported does seem low, but Wigan got him at that price probably because of the suggested sell-on clauses that could benefit Everton in the future should he blossom.
Is there not a frequent complaint by some on TW that we hang on to academy players too long in the hope they will finally make the grade and break into the first team, only to see many of them leave for free or a nominal fee?
If this is the 'new model' under Brands, I like it. £2 million in the bank now is better than unfulfilled promise and no monetary return 2 years from now.
13 Posted 16/07/2019 at 14:12:14
I hope we inserted a buy-back clause into Robinsons deal I really do.
Why couldn't we get Delph on loan or free? We probably save city £5M a year on salary.
I hope he's on a play-and-we-pay deal but, knowing us, we probably offered to double his Man City salary. Idiots... so many idiots at our club.
And we sold Vlasic because??
Now we need to get rid of Schneiderlin asap.
14 Posted 16/07/2019 at 14:28:08
Too often, we accuse players of taking the easy route. He isn't, which shows some determination to prove himself. I think he is a very good player in the making when his defensive positioning and awareness improve to the level of his attacking skills.
I assume there are sell-on clauses and options in the contract which is how Everton should be doing things. Seems to work for Barcelona.
15 Posted 16/07/2019 at 15:04:58
Your last paragraph about this being the new model of the club under Brands.
My thoughts lent a little towards this, the way we will lose Galloway and Garbutt makes me feel were better off with a couple of million per player than nothing. That said, I really hope we have buy-back and sell-on benefits added in clauses.
I have a feeling Dowell will be sold next pre-season, again I hope we stack up a load of clauses because I can't help but feel he will become a really decent player by the time he's around the 25-year-old mark.
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