Newcastle United reportedly like Fulham centre-half Tosin Adarabioyo.
The Athletic have claimed the Magpies are in the hunt for the 23-year-old, who is open to leaving Craven Cottage following the club’s relegation from the Premier League.
Fulham struggled all season, but Adarabioyo, who joined the club last year from Manchester City, often came in for plaudits alongside Joachim Andersen.
The star had a string of good games this term, and it seems his performances have led to interest from other clubs.
As well as Newcastle, Arsenal are also said to be sniffing by The Athletic.
If Fulham do cash in on Adarabioyo, 20% of the transfer fee they receive will go to Manchester City, who astutely negotiated a clause when selling him.
Citizens manager Pep Guardiola really raved about the player in 2016, saying (MEN): “Tosin has a lot of steps to get him better. It’s not done, but he has all the quality.
“He is fast, strong in the air, and has the quality to look forward behind the line for the next pass. He is a nice guy, his mind is open, he listens, he trains every day like it’s the last training of his life and I like to work with these kinds of players a lot.”
It is not mentioned what kind of fee Fulham would be looking for for the 6ft 5in star.
He would be a great signing
Yes he’s been relegated, but Adarabioyo really did catch the eye this season.
Arguably he has proven himself a capable player in the Premier League, and he’d make a good signing for Newcastle.
The Magpies are in big need of a new central defender, and Adarabioyo would bring some much needed height to the backline.
He’s still many years away from his peak too, and it would be good to have a younger central defensive option available.