Bayern Munich are keeping an eye on Super Eagles defender Tosin Adarabioyo as they look to bolster their options at the back, according to Fussball Transfers.
The Bundesliga giants reportedly scouted Adarabioyo in Fulham's 3-0 defeat to Bournemouth on Boxing Day, and the 26-year-old has a lot of admirers within the Bayern hierarchy.
Would Adarabioyo be a good signing for Bayern? 🔴⚪️
Adarabioyo is a 196cm cb and his market value is 12m
This season he has only played 9 games due to a groin injury scoring 1 goal with many a good performances
Imo he could be an interesting signing for a low price
— Mattia (@Mattia_FCB) January 5, 2024
Adarabioyo is in the final few months of his Fulham contract, meaning he can start negotiating with clubs outside England over a Bosman move.
While Fulham remain keen on tying Adarabioyo down to a new deal, the defender is largely expected to leave his current employers this summer.
Alongside Bayern, Tottenham Hotspur have also registered an interest in landing Adarabioyo on a free transfer.
However, Adarabioyo is not the only defender on Bayern's radar at the moment with Trevoh Chalobah, Clement Lenglet, Eric Dier and Raphael Varane all also of interest at the Allianz Arena.
Tosin Adarabioyo currently faced with the biggest decision of his career to date
Tosin Adarabioyo has been on an upward trajectory over the last 12 months having established himself as a first-team regular for club and country.
Consequently, his stocks have significantly risen, leading to increased interest from several top clubs around Europe.
Tosin Adarabioyo watch👀✍️
Many top Premier League teams that need CBs (eg. Arsenal, Tottenham, Man Utd) should look to sign him as backup. A better option than others rumoured💷
6’5” ball playing CB, good aerially, physical, ‘homegrown’, and contract expires in the summer✅ pic.twitter.com/xZxG7vfJJE
— Ben Mattinson (@Ben_Mattinson_) December 31, 2023
Despite missing a significant chunk of the current campaign through injury, Adarabioyo has been reliable when called upon and it was no surprise to see Fulham head coach Marco Silva wax lyrical over the Nigerian.
“He[Adarabioyo] is a key player for us. He is one of the leaders in our dressing room and we need these guys to step in at the right moments and he did it,” Silva said.
“We missed him a lot, we missed him because he didn’t play the first three months of the season. Tosin is a special player for us, I can’t hide that situation.
“The way he can defend the box but also on the ball he is a special player for me, the way I want to play, the way he can build (from the back).
“For three months we missed him but he has just played the last four or five games and he is getting better and better.
Deciding his next move plays a crucial role in how Adarabioyo's career pans out from here on out and the defender simply cannot afford to get it wrong.
Adarabiyo is currently on international duty ahead of the start of the Africa Cup of Nations later this month, so any discussion over his future will have to wait.
This article was most recently revised and updated 2 months ago