Fulham ‘identify Fode Ballo-Toure as Antonee Robinson replacement’

Fulham are reportedly considering AC Milan left-back Fado Ballo-Toure as a potential replacement for Antonee Robinson.

Fulham have reportedly identified AC Milan full-back Fode Ballo-Toure as a potential replacement for Antonee Robinson.

The USA international featured joined the Cottagers from Wigan Athletic in the summer of 2020, and he quickly established himself as the first-choice left-back at the club.

During his time at Craven Cottage, Robinson has helped the West London side win promotion from the Championship and achieve a top-half finish in the Premier League.

Robinson featured in 35 of Fulham’s 38 Premier League games last term, and his performances have made several European clubs take note.

A recent report claimed that Manchester City, AC Milan, Inter Milan and Marseille were all showing an interest in the 25-year-old.

Fulham's Antonee Robinson on August 27, 2022© Reuters

With 12 months left to run on Robinson’s contract, Fulham could decide to cash in this summer rather than risk letting him walk away for nothing next year.

As a result, Calcio Mercato are reporting that they have identified Ballo-Toure as a potential candidate to replace Robinson.

Fulham have already made an initial enquiry to find out more information about Ballo-Torre’s current situation at the San Siro.

The Frenchman has been unable to nail down a regular starting place since joining AC Milan from Ligue 1 outfit Monaco in 2021.

Fulham manager Marco Silva before the match on January 12, 2023© Reuters

AC Milan boss Stefano Pioli has utilised Theo Hernandez as his first-choice left-back, restricting Ballo-Toure to 26 competitive appearances over the last two seasons.

Despite having two years left to run on his contract, the 26-year-old is reportedly keen to secure regular playing time elsewhere.

The Rossoneri are believed to be open to sale, and they have set an asking price of €5m (4.3) for the Senegal international.

Marco Silva‘s side are expected to face competition from Bundesliga club Hoffenheim, who are in need of a new left-back following the departure of RB Leipzig loanee Angelino.

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