The Wigan Athletic fullback was set for a stunning move to Milan until a medical showed he had an irregularity.
U.S. men’s national team fullback Antonee Robinson revealed a dream move to Milan broke down after his medical with the club revealed a heart problem.
The left-back looked set to leave English second-tier side Wigan Athletic when Milan made their move on deadline day in January.
However, the 22-year-old saw his hopes of a San Siro switch dashed in the window’s final moments when a health issue became evident during routine checks.
Robinson has not played in the six months since that move collapsed and has disclosed he will undergo a process in an attempt to restrain his heart rhythm.
“Further testing was needed to ensure the move could be finalised and ratified, though there was not enough time to complete this before the transfer deadline.”
Robinson said he has “experienced a period of testing and treatment” and despite feeling”absolutely fine”, he acknowledges the issue has to be dealt with before he could return to playing matches.
He added: “After consultation with the club’s medical team and independent experts, it has been decided I will require a medical procedure later this month to tackle the irregularity in my heart rhythm – a process known as ablation.”
Robinson originally came up through Everton’s youth academy after joining the Merseyside club at the age of 11.
Internationally, Robinson was qualified to represent England or the U.S., was born in Milton Keynes to an American father.
He featured for the U.S. in the U-18 level up before making his senior debut in May 2018 at a match against Bolivia.
Robinson has gone on to make seven total caps, together with his most recent coming against Jamaica in June 2019.