AC Milan's deadline day move to bring in U.S. international Antonee Robinson has fallen through after last-minute complications. The Wigan left back arrived in Italy for a medical to complete the deal after the two clubs had agreed to a transfer fee. However, the move is now off with each side offering different reasons for the failure in talks.
Wigan released an official statement claiming that further medical tests were going to extend past the transfer deadline, rendering the deal impossible to complete in time.
Meanwhile, reports out of Italy say that last-minute demands from Wigan over the payment structure of the transfer was the reason the deal broke down.
In response to missing out on a left back reinforcement, Milan have recalled Uruguayan international Diego Laxalt from his loan to Torino. The club are in need of depth at the position after letting backup left back Ricardo Rodriguez go on loan to PSV Eindhoven.
For Robinson, this will be a bitter blow personally. Despite their fall from grace over the last decade, AC Milan are still a massive club and one most players in the world could only dream of playing for. Now, the 22-year-old must return to a team he was happy to leave, and hopefully his place in the lineup is still waiting for him.
With only one call-up from the U.S. national team in the last year, the English-American has plenty left to prove. The best thing he can do is continue to work hard and perhaps earn a move to a bigger club in the summer.