Everton confirm that Antonee Robinson has left the club to join Wigan Athletic on a three-year-deal. A bid of £2m was accepted on Saturday and now Robinson has agreed personal terms with the Latics. Wigan also say the 21-year-old could be in the squad for their upcoming friendly against Bradford City on Saturday, July 20.
Robinson failed to make a single first-team appearance in his 10 years at Everton. He found himself behind Lucas Digne and Leighton Baines in the pecking order and had a tough task of featuring under Marco Silva as a result. Robinson was expected to be in the first-team squad for pre-season, but Phil Kirkbride of the Liverpool Echo says Wigan’s approach changed matters.
The left-back is the seventh player to leave Everton permanently this summer, following Nikola Vlasic (CSKA Moscow), Brendan Galloway (Luton Town), Phil Jagielka (Sheffield United), Mateusz Hewelt (Miedz Legnica), Harry Charsley (free) and Ashley Williams (free).
Robinson’s move comes after last season’s successful loan spell at Wigan – 26 appearances in all competitions and one assist. Manager Paul Cook was public about his desire to bring the 21-year-old back to the DW Stadium and has now landed his man.