Arsenal Newcastle United Linked With Adarabioyo
Fulham defender Tosin Adarabioyo is a subject of interest from Arsenal and Newcastle United according to The Athletic.
Adarabioyo arrived at Fulham on a permanent deal from Manchester City last summer and has been one of the key performers for the Whites in the current campaign.
With Fulham’s relegation to the Sky Bet Championship, the centre-back is expected to seek a move away from the club this summer.
According to The Athletic, the 23-year-old defender is open to an exit this summer and he may not be the only Fulham player on the way out.
The talented central defender has made 31 appearances in the Premier League and formed part of a new-look Fulham defence following their promotion and disappointing start to the season. Adarabioyo slotted in well and has impressed with a string of consistent displays.
Among the English centre backs playing regularly in the top flight he has made more clearances and tackles than any, is high for interceptions and headers and low for errors – that Adarabioyo’s form is not hitting the headlines may be down to the difficulty of being appreciated when your team are struggling overall.
However, despite a much more solidified defence, Fulham couldn’t escape relegation with goals proving their major issue. Adarabioyo though, despite his team’s relegation has caught the attention of teams elsewhere.
Arsenal are on the hunt for defenders with David Luiz leaving at the end of the season. Mikel Arteta is set to revamp his squad after a disappointing season in which Arsenal could miss out on European football.
Arsenal are likely to face competition from Newcastle United. The Magpies are gearing up for another season in the Premier League. Steve Bruce is looking to boost his squad as he targets a much improved season. Adarabioyo would suit Newcastle’s usual back three style well and would certainly bring pace to the backline.
It’s not clear at this stage how much Fulham would command for the centre back. But with the club determined to make an instant Premier League return, Scott Parker will want to keep his key players.