Antonee Robinson's Move To AC Milan From Wigan Athletic Called Off
Wigan Athletic left back Antonee Robinson has had an incredible transfer deadline day move to AC Milan cancelled after complications with his medical left him out of time to complete the move.
It was one of the more surprising stories of the window when the Championship full back was linked with a move to the Serie A side but it all looked done when Wigan accepted a £10 million move for the 22-year-old.
However, with just half an hour to go of the Italian transfer window, which closed at 8pm there time and 7pm in the UK, the English club confirmed the move was off. There were videos of the player arriving at his medical but there seems to have been an issue with his medical.
In a club statement Wigan said, "Wigan Athletic defender Antonee Robinson will remain at the DW Stadium after his move to AC Milan could not be completed.
"Robinson, 22, travelled to Milan this morning after the two clubs agreed a fee for the permanent transfer on Thursday evening.
"The USA international underwent a medical examination with AC Milan, though further medical tests with the Italian authorities were required, which were subject to a 72-hour deadline.
"As such, the deal could not be formally ratified before the 8pm Italian Transfer Deadline on Friday."
Milan geared up for the transfer being called off by recalling Diego Laxalt from his loan at Torino and just an hour later the deal for Robinson was off.
The American international, who was born in Milton Keynes, only signed at the DW Stadium in July for less than £2 million and has made 29 appearances in the league.
He was due to move for £6 million up front which could have eventually risen to the £10 million mark playing for one of Europe's most iconic clubs.
The left back will return to Wigan and manager Paul Cook will have to deal with a player who will no doubt be hurting.