By Paul Robinson

7th Jul, 2020 | 6:09pm

'I saw first-hand at Leeds' - Exclusive: Robinson reacts as West Ham work on 22-yr-old signing

Paul Robinson has suggested West Ham could be getting a bargain if they sign Wigan Athletic’s Antonee Robinson this summer.

The former England number one, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, claimed “there would be deals to be had” at the DW Stadium knowing only too well how players get sold off in times of financial hardship from his time at Leeds United.

The Latics confirmed last week that they had gone into administration and cited the financial impact of the coronavirus as a major factor.

Players will more than likely be sold this summer to help finance the club’s creditors, one who is likely to leave is Antonee Robinson, who was the subject of a bid from AC Milan in January.

Football Insider revealed that the left-back is firmly on the radar of the Hammers regardless of what division they are playing in next season.

When asked by Football Insider if the 22-year-old could provide competition for Cresswell, Robinson said:

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“I think Aaron Cresswell has improved since the lockdown. He has picked up. He has not had the best season but now he is playing really well.

“If West Ham stay in the league they will have to give David Moyes some funds. Let him overhaul the squad.

“Competition for places is needed. There is a reason they are in the position that they are in. The squad is not good enough. Moyes needs to put his own mark on the squad.

“Unfortunately, there will be deals to be had at Wigan. Whenever a club goes into administration there are deals to be had, which I saw first-hand at Leeds.”

In other West Ham news, Danny Mills was blown away with the performance of 30yo against Newcastle.

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