Arsenal eyeing transfer move for Fulham defender Tosin Adarabioyo – About Your Online Magazine


Fulham star Tosin Adarabioyo is firmly on Arsenal’s radar (Photo: Getty)

Arsenal they would have registered a strong interest in Fulham defender Tosin Adarabioyo before the summer transfer window.

Mikel Arteta intends to reshape his team after a terrible first full season at the helm, both domestically and in Europe, with up to six players set for the exit port in the Emirates.

Among the Gunners’ top priorities will be strengthening as a defender, despite the club having the Premier League’s third best defensive performance just two games of the season.

According to The Athletic, Adarabioyo, 23, is firmly on Arsenal’s radar as a potential option after a promising individual campaign in the first division with Fulham.

Abarabioyo has made 31 Premier League appearances this season (Photo: Getty)

A mass exodus is expected at Craven Cottage after the relegation was confirmed for Scott Parker earlier this month and the report suggests that Adarabioyo is “open” to the idea of ​​a summer move.

Arsenal coach Arteta worked with Adarabioyo during his three years as an assistant to Pep Guardiola in Manchester City, where the defender had been from the age of five until joining the Cottagers last October.

It is alleged that Adarabioyo has a purchase clause in his contract with Fulham that Arsenal could exploit. However, the North London team may have to defend themselves against Newcastle’s competition by the sought-after 1.8m midfield.

Edu and Arteta will seek to reinforce Arsenal’s defensive options this summer (Photo: Getty)

Adarabioyo enjoyed loan periods at West Brom and Blackburn Rovers in the league before leaving City on a permanent basis in search of regular playing time last summer.

The young Englishman, who is also attracting interest from Germany, debuted all 31 of his top-flight matches this season.

Shortly after taking charge of City, Guardiola praised Adarabioyo and suggested that the 18-year-old defender had the ability to become a regular player in the club.

‘He has all the quality. It is fast, it is faster than people can believe and it is strong in the air “, said the city manager in 2016.

‘He has the quality to look behind the line for the next stage, the next passage.

“He has a lot to improve and I hope I can help him to develop his skills.”

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Paula Fonseca