Arsenal-linked Tosin Adarabioyo is available for a fixed £10m this summer, following Fulham’s relegation to the Championship.
Fabrizio Romano reported on Wednesday that Tosin Adarabioyo could leave Fulham for £10m this summer, the result of a release clause in his contract. Romano claims many clubs are interested in the defender.
The Daily Mail confirm the existence of the clause, adding that it’s valid up until 30 days before the Championship season kicks off, which is scheduled for August 7th. That means buyers have until July 8th – four weeks away.
The Mail add that Arsenal and Newcastle United are among the clubs monitoring Adarabioyo’s situation.
The Athletic previously reported the same thing, that Arsenal and Newcastle were both in the race for the player. They claimed Adarabioyo was open to a summer transfer.
Adarabioyo only joined Fulham last summer, for a fee of around £2m including add-ons. Before that, he was on the books at Manchester City, which is where Mikel Arteta originally knows him from.
The 23-year-old made 34 appearances this season, all at centre-back, though he’s also covered at right-back in the past.
Standing at 6’5″, Adarabioyo is very strong in the air. He also ranks highly for interceptions and clearances, whilst committing very few fouls, though he doesn’t attempt a huge number of tackles.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, given his football education at Manchester City, Adarabioyo’s passing is very solid and another strength. He’s right-footed but has mostly played as a left-centre-back this season.